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Common Core is the business community's answer to the failure of the education system to provide graduates in science, technology, math and ... [...]
Sat, Dec 20, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Jeb Bush's two main political liabilities in the primaries are said to be his support for immigration and for Common Core education standards. Neither ... [...]
Sat, Dec 20, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Scott Walker appeared to back down from his call to repeal Common Core this week when he said his goal was now to ensure Wisconsin schools ... [...]
Sat, Dec 20, 2014, Continue reading at the source
The parents of a high school student in Farmville, North Carolina, are seeking answers regarding a Common Core-aligned vocabulary assignment ... [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, Continue reading at the source
High school students displayed their story-writing chops in a first-ever Common Core writing competition among 10th-graders in the Newport-Mesa ... [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Rob Paschall, a forth grade teacher at Millennia Elementary School, talks about the changes in local classrooms this school year with the full ... [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may be vulnerable in a GOP presidential primary because of his support of Common Core. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, ... [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Dr. Arun Ramanathan, Indian American CEO of the nonprofit Pivot Learning Partners, helps schools across the country implement Common Core ... [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, Continue reading at the source
... favor of comprehensive immigration reform and “Common Core” education policies, among other issues on which Jeb Bush has made major states. [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Here we are almost five years after Louisiana adopted Common Core State Standards, and the debate continues to rage on for some, including ... [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Watch as 2 math teachers collaborate and plan for a Common Core math lesson. They reflect on how lesson went previously and discuss goals for the lesson.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, Continue reading at the source
The CCSS: Equity and Deeper Learning ~ Alliance For Excellent EducationBy Linda Darling-Hammond and Pedro Noguera“If implemented successfully, they (CCSS) could support the kind of teaching that would enable students to develop deeper learning competencies, including:a flexible understanding…of key conceptsability to apply core academic content to solve complex problemsability to [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, Continue reading at the source
In this presentation, Elizabeth Moje talks about the difficult navigating work that young people have to do as they move across the many different literacy contexts of their lives --particularly the context of secondary school --and how we support students in that work.Elizabeth Moje's presentation is the eighth in TextProject's [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014, Continue reading at the source
The Denver school district looked fruitlessly for good common-core materials, reflecting widespread unhappiness with the quality of instructional resources in the marketplace.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, Continue reading at the source
What's more, states have the same concerns about college-and-career-aligned assessments, whether they are participating in one of two federally-funded consortia or not.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, Continue reading at the source
December 17, 2014 - A new national survey released by Achieve - Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work? - shows that approximately 50% of recent high school graduates report gaps in preparation for life after high school. "Recent high school graduates are telling [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, Continue reading at the source
how can high schools better serve students and bridge this divide? Respondents' top suggestions for change:1. Provide opportunities for real-world learning (90 percent);2. Communicate early in high school the courses needed for college careers (87 percent);3. Give opportunities to take challenging courses (86 percent);4. Provide more help for those who [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, Continue reading at the source
As one of the lead writers of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, I begin by explaining what the standards are, what they are not, and how they were developed. Then I detail some ways in which the standards differ from previous state standards. Finally, I describe some of [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Reading tests do not measure question-answering skills. Old-style test prep won't work!By Tim ShanahanReading comprehension tests do not measure question-answering skills, but instead estimate how well students can read particular kinds of texts with understanding.PARCC and SBAC are pointedly avoiding making claims that their assessments will reveal whether students are [...]
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, Continue reading at the source
The ACT's Aspire, designed to reflect the common core, has produced its first round of statewide results. In nearly every grade and both subjects, more than half of Alabama's students fall below the cut points that connote being on track for success in college, according to local news media reports. [...]
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, Continue reading at the source



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