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  1. Chad Dumas

    First of all, thank you for the acknowledgment, Megan. And, even more so, for your thoughtful post(s). And please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother.

    I wonder if, in trying to reconcile a seeming dichotomy between the four Critical Questions and Shanahan, going to the four Critical Questions, themselves, might be helpful? I often emphasize with folks that the first one is NOT “What ACADEMIC STANDARDS do we want students to know and be able to do?” Rather, it says “What do we want students to know and be able to do.” This includes academic standards, but goes well beyond them–social learning, behavioral learning, so-called 21st Century Skills, etc, etc, etc.

    In other words, to consider (in the words of Einstein) the genius of AND instead of the tyranny of OR.

    Something to consider, anyway…cd

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