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What some have been saying about Common Core

Teachers who received extra training and support in implementing the Common Core State Standards have had a “positive” experience introducing ... [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 5:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has knocked Cuomo for his policies; Astorino wants to repeal Common Core, and he has a ballot ... [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 4:30:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
As a Bedford school district student, she was one of the first in Northeast Ohio to be using the new Common Core standards. Those standards are ... [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 4:30:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
When asked if "Common Core standards should continue to be implemented," a majority of voters said "no." Only 47 percent of Democrats wanted the ... [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 3:56:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Based on what I've read in the draft standards, I don't think there's any doubt that history is important. Sure the standards don't dictate which events we must study, but they do require us to study history in order to think historically. Let's take a look at grade 6.See it [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 3:30:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Now that a new school year is well underway there is once again chatter about the utility of the Common Core. I worry that with all the noise we will ... [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 3:22:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Sad child Public domainAnother day of school, another Common Core horror story. Parents in Royal Palm Beach, Florida complained to ... [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 3:11:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Ratliff is on the Education Committee and did not opt out (of it),” Davis said. “Common Core has created more problems. It was not designed or made ... [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 2:48:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Governors of both parties have engaged in the smoke and mirrors trick of changing the name of the controversial Common Core standards to one with ... [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 2:14:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
AIR, a bipartisan think tank, is probably best-known in recent years as a Common Core test developer. Florida brought the organization into the ... [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 2:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
They discuss college affordability and access, campus safety, new programs, STEM and the Common Core, as well as teacher preparation. [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 12:45:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
standards are not the same as curriculum.Standards are set at the state level and define learning goals. Curriculum is the actual content that is taught and is usually chosen and developed at the local level, often by the teachers themselves, as this veteran math educator explains.It's an understandable mix-up for [...]
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 6:10:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Mel Riddile's insight:The Common Core State Standards, now in their fourth year in New York, continue to have a huge effect on teaching and learning throughout the state and the country, with voices raised both for and against them.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 6:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
SHERIDAN — The Common Core State Standards continue to be an ongoing hot topic of conversation in Sheridan County and elsewhere, as is evident by the persisting debates and pre-election positioning on the issue. While it is commonly stated that there is much discourse between supporters and critics to the [...]
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 5:57:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
We said it was unfair to ask teachers to accept a teacher evaluation model based on student performance on standardized tests unless, one, those tests were based on the Common Core and, two, the teachers had had several years to develop the skills and create the curricula needed to implement [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 7:53:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
California Conditions Optimal For Common Core Implementation.EdSource Today (10/17, Mongeau) reports California may be in a better position than other states to implement Common Core “without significant resistance.” Among the reasons California is in this position are that “all major legislative bodies – and relevant office holders – support the [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 5:46:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Amy Hansen / StateImpactNearly half the teachers in the classroom said in August that have not been adequately prepared to teach to the Common Core - learning standards that emphasize reasoning over rote memorization.That national survey got us wonderingMel Riddile's insight:Teacher Training Programs Impacted By Common Core Standards.NPR (10/15, Hansen) [...]
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 1:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Ohio's new learning standards (Common Core) are a shift away from a focus on memorized facts that are tested then forgotten to content that is learned, practiced, mastered and applied to real world problems.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 12:33:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Mel Riddile's insight:The Teaching Channel offers 935 brief (most less than 10 min) selections, organized and cross-indexed by Subject, Grade, and Topic. Great for individual use, group discussions, or professional development activities.Each video is accompanied by questions for consideration and direct connections to CCSS, along with additional details. Many have [...]
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 10:06:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
No one knows how kids will score on the new Common Core exams from PARCC, so any grades from those tests will be delayed for months while PARCC states sort them out.Ohio BOE: Spring Common Core Test Results Likely To Be Delayed.The Cleveland Plain Dealer (10/15) reports that according to [...]
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 12:35:00 PM, Continue reading at the source



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