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I keep reading (including in Thursday's Wall Street Journal) that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush supports Common Core education standards. But just ... [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source
common-core2 The Louisiana legislative session is approaching, the budget is in grave shortfall, revenues enhancers are being considered even by ... [...]
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The fighting over the Common Core initiative continues: A Missouri judge said the state's membership in a federally funded testing consortium charged ... [...]
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LR-Students-Lab Almost exactly a year ago, my colleagues Michael P. McKeon and Zachary D. Schurin penned a piece on this blog that explored the ... [...]
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In a development with massive implications for the Obama administration's ongoing attempt at nationalizing education with Common Core, a Missouri ... [...]
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Teachers must adapt to newer, more rigorous education standards under Common Core. Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty ... [...]
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Activist group to hold Common Core educational conference ... #The focus will be Common Core's impact on Georgians and how to restore quality ... [...]
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It seems whenever I talk about Common Core, I get heated email. Today some reaction to my latest editorial on Common Core and the idea students ... [...]
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Brewer's liaison to the Legislature says moderate Republicans in the House and Senate might not be able to save the Common Core standards from ... [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source
In a panel discussion at CPAC Thursday, American Principles in Action (APIA) education director Emmett McGroarty debunked pro-Common Core ... [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source
A poll shows that Republicans who hold more false beliefs about the standards are more likely to disapprove of the common core. But what about Democrats?“False Beliefs” Could Increase Common Core Support Andrew Ujifusa writes at the Education Week (2/25) “State EdWatch” blog that a new Fairleigh Dickinson University poll [...]
Wed, Feb 25, 2015, Continue reading at the source
55 percent majority said the Common Core covers at least two subjects that it does not, according to the survey that Fairleigh Dickinson University conducted and funded. Misperceptions were widespread, including among both supporters and opponents of the program and peaking among those who say they are paying the most [...]
Mon, Feb 23, 2015, Continue reading at the source
NEW YORK – Prompted by the new Common Core standards and an increase in English Language Learners in public schools, New York State education officials are moving aggressively to provide better support for bilingual teachers and improve student achievement. Currently, there are more than 216,000 English Language Learners enrolled in [...]
Fri, Feb 20, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Education non-profit GreatSchools is out with videos in English and Spanish that detail Common Core expectations for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The short videos are meant to help educators and parents better understand what children should know how to do and when.See it on Scoop.it, via College and [...]
Wed, Feb 18, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Ohio will be the first state in the country to do widespread Common Core testing when students start taking new tests from PARCC on Tuesday. Here's what you should know about the new tests.Ohio To Become First State To Fully Roll Out PARCC Tests.The AP (2/17, Hefling, Smyth) reports that [...]
Tue, Feb 17, 2015, Continue reading at the source
New Math Standards In Florida Schools Examined.NPR (2/16) reports on how parents and students are coping with the new math standards introduced in Florida based on Common Core, which “outline what students should know in every grade.” According to experts, the new standards, which have been introduced in several states, [...]
Tue, Feb 17, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Common Core State Standards InitiativeSee it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Sat, Feb 14, 2015, Continue reading at the source
As part of its work on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and equity, the Alliance for Excellent Education has created a series of videos, linked in the table below, highlighting how five states—California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland, and Ohio—are implementing the Common Core State Standards and serving significant [...]
Fri, Feb 13, 2015, Continue reading at the source
How Do You Eat an Elephant? Preparing for PARCC Writing, Part 2 by Megan Hyland On November 7, I wrote Part 1 of this blog, which explained the first bite our school took as we began to “Eat an Ele...See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School [...]
Fri, Feb 13, 2015, Continue reading at the source
How Do You Eat an Elephant? Preparing for PARCC Writing, Part 1by Megan Hyland This year, our students in grades 5-8 will take the PARCC exams in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. This assessment is a significant shift away from the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), which [...]
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