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A Deeper Look at Deeper Learning 

April 28, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

The National Association of State Boards of Education, an Education program grantee, devoted the most recent issue of their journal to deeper learning:

Today, we expect our students to be ready for the 21st century. Now more than ever, they are asked to learn more, to master new technology, and to apply what they have learned. These skills, including critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication, collaboration, and academic mindsets are competencies often referred to as “deeper learning.”

A new issue of the State Education Standardthe National Association of State Boards of Education’s award-winning journal, is dedicated to the topic of deeper learning, and how state policymakers — and state boards of education in particular — are in a position to adopt policies that ensure students graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college, career, and civic life.