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What some have been saying about Common Core

Considering the dismal state of American education compared with that of other advanced countries, the necessity for the Common Core curriculum is ... [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Plus, one school's controversial approach to teaching about racism, why Jeb Bush's support for Common Core might not make a difference, and more ... [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
This important historical literacy skill is closely aligned with Common Core State Standards, in particular CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.9, where students “Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.”See it on Scoop.it, via [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Guest Post by Stig Leschly, CEO of Match Education"The new tests and the Common Core standards offer a more rigorous approach to math skills and knowledge than their predecessors, in our view. They prepare our students more clearly and from an earlier age for the challenges of advanced math [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
This week, the governing board of PARCC, which delivers standardized tests aligned with the Common Core, announced some sensible changes to ... [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Jindal once deserved most of the credit for getting Louisiana on board with nearly every other state in adopting Common Core educational standards. [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — New Mexico's top public school official says a decision to reduce the time students spend taking tests based on the ... [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Bridge; A focus group of Iowa Republicans who are likely caucus-goers admit they aren't judging Jeb Bush's support for the Common Core because ... [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Even Maryland's youngest students are feeling the effect of the state's switch to the more rigorous academic requirements of the Common Core ... [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
"Common Core seems to be in la-la land, but at the same time, nobody seems to know much about it," he said, adding that he's working on learning ... [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
As a preliminary matter, let's acknowledge some basic facts: Common Core was a joint project by the states to raise educational standards. It does not ... [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
... Iowa Republican likely caucus-goers admitted that they aren't judging Jeb Bush's support for the Common Core because they don't know what it is. [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
A step-by-step process to anayze complex text and prepare them for teaching.In this blog post, CEL Project Director Joanna Michelson takes a real-world example and shows step by step how a group of teachers collaboratively analyzed Elie Wiesel's Nobel lecture "Hope, Despair, and Memory" and found ways to help ninth [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015, Continue reading at the source
See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Experts say new open-ended questions that tap critical thinking provide a marked improvement.Mel Riddile's insight:One study revealed that only 3-10% of old tests measured higher-order skills. On the other hand, the new, SBAC assessments measured high-order thinking raning from 61% (math) to 78% (ELA). SBAC [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015, Continue reading at the source
he National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and its sister group, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, have written an open letter criticizing the methodolgy used by EdReports.org, which published its first round of curriculum reviews in March. Those reviews found that nearly all of the math series evaluated [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015, Continue reading at the source
In response to criticism that its test is too long, and takes a major toll on school scheduling and personnel, PARCC announces a major redesign.The consortium has announced that the 2015-16 version will be 90 minutes shorter, and will be given in one 30-day window, instead of broken into two [...]
Thu, May 21, 2015, Continue reading at the source
"With our principals' and directors' leadership, our staff embraces the Common Core standards as benchmarks for learning, and they are supported in using their own approaches and materials to get us there. This autonomy has allowed our staff to convey the content and concepts of the standards to students in [...]
Mon, May 18, 2015, Continue reading at the source
byABI FROSTMost teachers I know have a deep interest in words and academic language. That's probably why many of us became teachers— so we could expand and deepen students' vocabularies and in turn make them stronger readers, writers, speakers and thinkers. Right? Unfortunately, most teenagers are not [...]
Mon, May 18, 2015, Continue reading at the source
It is impossible to discuss education today without uttering the words, “Common Core.” Today, these two words have achieved the same status as Harry Potter's nemesis Voldemort, or “he who must not be named.” For some, distaste for the Common Core came in 2011, when the Maine Learning Results were [...]
Sat, May 16, 2015, Continue reading at the source



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