Our Latest Thoughts

What some have been saying about Common Core

The legislation takes aim at the Smarter Balanced Assessment, a new test that is tied to Common Core education standards being adopted in ... [...]
Thu, May 07, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Teachers and students across the state are adjusting to the Common Core standards, which promise to help more young people become ready for ... [...]
Thu, May 07, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Utah's proposed standards are largely based on the Next Generation Science Standards, which, similar to the Common Core, were written by a ... [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Analysts are predicting the Common Core educational program will dominate the early stages of the Republican primary, and that's bad news for Jeb ... [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Back in 2013, when anti-Common Core teachers and parents were at the helm of calling out school board members, Duncan said in an email that his ... [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
We need collaboration with our local governments to get behind issues like: Where are we going with the Common Core? If something seems morally ... [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Answer: Almost everything about Common Core is controversial. It is been adopted by some states, but not all. Some educators feel it's on the right ... [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Anthony Brown, left, and Bobby Rieke work on their math at Highland Elementary School. Group work is emphasized under the new Common Core ... [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Common Core spends monies beyond our budget on restrictions that tie our hands instead of allowing us to make decisions that fit our needs. Where ... [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
It turns out that the stakes for this spring's common-core-aligned tests are not quite as high as they might seem. The Hechinger Report surveyed the ... [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
[...] testing officials say the rollout this spring of new standardized tests taken by computer in U.S. public schools has been without major problems in much of the country. The new exams are expected to be harder in many states than the state assessments they replaced, but they've been billed [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Graders of the PARCC Common Core tests use a rapid assembly-line scoring process from Pearson Inc. to easily grade a student answer per minute on many tests.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
The CCSS-M standards are currently being blamed for all that is wrong with mathematics education today. At least from adults who had a different experience of mathematics during their own childhood education. But this is flawed for at least two reasons. First, standards do not dictate how mathematics is [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015, Continue reading at the source
At some schools, they're more about college prep than college credit.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Tue, May 05, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Thousands of experts and educators work together on a thorough and detailed process to create tests that are fair and accurate. Learn more.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Mon, May 04, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Common Core has become a punching bag for conservatives, but the set of school standards still has its fair share of outspoken supporters, including moderate Republican governors and powerful advocacy groups such as the NAACP.The standards — adopted voluntarily by states and heavily promoted by the Obama administration — remain [...]
Mon, May 04, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Common Core has become a punching bag for conservatives, but the set of school standards still has its fair share of outspoken supporters, including moderate Republican governors and powerful advocacy groups such as the NAACP.The standards — adopted voluntarily by states and heavily promoted by the Obama administration — remain [...]
Mon, May 04, 2015, Continue reading at the source
New studies show how a four-year degree greatly benefits even marginal students.students do better when they stretch themselves and attend the most selective college that admits them, rather than “undermatching.”See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Sun, May 03, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Colorado legislation would allow people to file lawsuits against schools if an act of violence occurred that could have been prevented.Schools have raised concerns with the bill, pointing out that expanding liability could have consequences on budgets. They also worry about schools taking radical steps, such as disciplining students simply [...]
Fri, May 01, 2015, Continue reading at the source



Categories