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Superintendent Pia Durkin visits classrooms in her district to learn about the students and staff and their needs.
Pia Durkin took the reins as superintendent of New Bedford Public Schools, one of the lowest-performing districts in Massachusetts, this past July facing a Herculean task.


Lance Menster is Houston ISD’s assistant superintendent of professional support and development.
Lance Menster
Lessons from Texas’ largest school district
Students in a Responsive Classroom school greet one another during the daily morning meeting (left). In another class, after the greeting, students have the opportunity to share their feelings and experiences with their peers (right).
Alison DeNisco
Teachers use Responsive Classroom to foster cooperation and create sense of community
States signed 132 digital learning bills into law last year, according to the Digital Learning Report Card 2013. (Click image to enlarge)
Angela Pascopella
Report card gives some states' education policies failing or near failing grades
Lauren Williams
Free curriculum includes Oscar-winning movie, the book it’s based on and a study guide

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A successful blended learning implementation requires a focus on the ideal student learning path and effective professional development