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DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) may be the greatest discovery of the 21st century in understanding the physical makeup of living organisms. It’s also known as genetic code, since it contains the instructions to create a complete functioning organism.


What constitutes a 21st-century education? The answers vary (Walser, 2008), but 10 states have already adopted the framework used by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (, and more states are preparing to do so. The Partnership’s Framework for 21st Century Learning specifies student outcomes in four areas:



Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching, 2nd ed., $35.95