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Mere proficiency in regurgitating facts is not enough, the Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) said in a policy brief released May 26: To be competitive in today’s complex society, students need to be exposed to “deeper learning” that will allow them to be more prepared for college or a career.

“Deeper learning is simply what highly effective educators have always provided: the delivery of rich core content to students in innovative...

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