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What some have been saying about Common Core

SPRINGVILLE—Common Core modules were again the topic of conversation at the Springville-Griffith Institute board of education meeting Oct. 21. [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 12:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Common Core and the new teacher evaluation systems are each huge changes to how education works in the US. And at first, they seemed to ... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 11:15:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Jeb Bush talks presidential run, Common Core in Nashville – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaking in Nashville on Tuesday as he weighs a run for ... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:41:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Loy Gross said, “After Common Core, teachers don't have the flexibility anymore. They can't use their professional discretion to teach in the manner ... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:18:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
We need to opt out of Common Core. Indiana did it, using the reasoning that Hoosiers, not Washington bureaucrats, should determine what's taught in ... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
McCarty, chairman of the Board of Education in Waterford, touted the district as a local leader in implementing Common Core, an educational initiative ... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 8:26:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
He has railed against the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Act and Common Core, and fended off a challenge from his Republican ... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 6:03:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Common Core testing has been a big target for critics in New York and around the country, but a Buffalo school is embracing it in a big way. [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 4:30:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
“I think Common Core is an attempt to improve student outcomes,” he said. “The Common Core . . . lays out these mathematical practices that if you're ... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 4:07:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
As schools overhaul their academic curricula to ensure new Common Core standards are successfully applied in K-12 classrooms, experts worry that ... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 3:56:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The state was the first to jump on the bandwagon for the new standards, and has had better luck than other states.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 3:49:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
As states have begun to implement Common Core State Standards in earnest, controversy around the initiative has swelled.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 1:50:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Here is a quick round-up of the ten tips for close reading success:Select Short PassagesMake Your Focus IntenseExtend Focus Through the TextStudents Markup the Text as They ReadEncourage Exploratory DiscussionsEncourage RereadingRead in Every Subject AreaAnnotate the TextUse Close Reading Marks IndependentlyUse Close Reading Strategically in Small BitesSee it on Scoop.it, [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 12:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Teachers are about evenly split on whether they approve or disapprove of the common core; elementary teachers and those with the most experience implementing them view them the most favorably.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 12:01:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:55:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
When I first asked an educator friend to explain the Common Core standards to me, she said, It boils down to agreements on what kids should learn and when. Sounded simple to me.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:50:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Common Core State Standards represent an important step toward closing achievement gaps and opening the door to higher-paying science, technology, engineering, and math jobs for millions of low-income girls and girls of color.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:48:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
An upcoming trend in the teaching world is using Performance Tasks. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium defines Performance Tasks as response items that "measure a student's ability to integrate knowledge and skills across multiple standards—a key component of college and career readiness." I am a firm believer in these [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:46:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Achieve Posts 50th Common Core-Aligned Lesson through EQuIP InitiativeWashington, D.C. - October 28, 2014 - For implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to be successful, all educators need access to high quality and aligned instructional materials. Achieve launched the Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) initiative [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 5:59:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Ways to support your ELLs with discussions. Here we see ELLs analyze complex test with small groups and academic discussions.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 5:51:00 PM, Continue reading at the source



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