Our Latest Thoughts

What some have been saying about Common Core

Tight school budgets and the focus on the Common Core curriculum mean robbing art and music classes from schools. Cutting back funds on art and ... [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 5:22:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The state seems to want to please the public when it comes to the controversial Common Core education standards. The state Board of Education has ... [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 5:15:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Nick Hamilton, a social studies teacher in the Western Local School District, explains the Common Core State Standards for education to members of ... [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 5:03:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
If you look at the biggest issue we've had here lately, that's been Common Core (education standards) and the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of ... [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 3:45:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Far more opponents to the Common Core were elected than proponents. Currently, 34 states remain committed to the Common Core. Six states have ... [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 3:33:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Although the convening of the General Assembly still is a few weeks away, battle lines already are drawn over the future of Common Core State ... [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 1:41:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Number 9 is to “repeal Common Core, so that local curriculum is not mandated by Washington bureaucrats.” That's not possible because the Common ... [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 1:18:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Professionally, Common Core has opened a nationwide resource library. Since 43 states have adopted the Common Core, I collaborate and seek ... [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 10:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The exercise was part of a practice test aligned to the Common Core state standards, a set of academic benchmarks that Tennessee adopted in 2010 ... [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 8:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Common Core is now front and center in classrooms across the country, and educators and policymakers are focused on getting implementation right. Education First has released a series of briefing papers and a shortexecutive summary that offer guidance for how professional development needs to change to help educators succeed [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 4:29:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
A unique partnership of education schools is exploring ways to adapt secondary-math training programs to the new math standards.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 4:23:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
There has been unrest from both parents and non-parents in the community about the Common Core, particularly as new testing, such as the PARCC ... [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 3:45:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Schools and districts that took part in the PARCC and Smarter Balanced trial runs share their experiences to help you prepare for online testing this spring.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 5:49:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Depending on whom you ask, the Common Core emphasis on informational text seems to mean the end of creativity in the classroom. But a focus on informational text doesn't automatically mandate filling in blanks, answering multiple-choice questions, or writing a traditional three-paragraph essay. In fact, when teachers choose to allow [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 5:46:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
A coalition representing 11 state education agencies is setting out to create open educational resources to support math and English/language arts in K–12 schools.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 1:26:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Renaissance Learning, which tracks the reading habits of some 10 million US students, has released a report that not only tallies which books kids are reading, but also analyzes the complexity of the reading material.Students Reading Below College Readiness Standards.The Christian Science Monitor (11/18) reports that according to Renaissance Learning's [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 2:02:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Achieve Releases Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)Sample Tasks Demonstrate Ways Middle and High School Teachers Can Combine Content from NGSS and the Common Core State Standards Washington, D.C. - November 18, 2014 - Achieve today announced the release of Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 1:55:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Core Ready Schools is a tool designed to assist you in benchmarking implementation efforts in your school against a comprehensive roadmap for fully implementing the Common Core State Standards (or your state's college- and career-ready standards).See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 2:38:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Prediction: more than half of students will fall short of the marks that connote grade-level skills on its tests."In a move likely to cause political and academic stress in many states, a consortium that is designing assessments for the Common Core State Standards released data Monday projecting that more than [...]
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 7:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Dallasnews.com is the official website for The Dallas Morning News newspaper. This page contains Dallas-Fort Worth breaking news, sports news, business news, entertainment news and listings, Texas news, photos and videos, commentary and opinion, and more.New Math Criteria Has Parents And School Districts Worried.The Dallas Morning News (11/15) reports that [...]
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 2:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source



Categories