Common Core

7/22/2013

7/22/2013

Their chatter filled the hall as they worked together on ways to keep kids from giving up on a troublesome formula, techniques for demonstrating multiple solutions to a single problem and methods for encouraging students to learn more from each other.

7/18/2013

7/18/2013

Pennsylvania is among 45 states that have agreed to adopt the standards, which specify what concepts should be mastered by students at each grade level in individual subjects. But as The Heritage Foundation points out, opting out will become increasingly difficult. This, as the SAT is “aligned to the Common Core,” according to a College Board email quoted in a Washington Post report.

7/17/2013

7/17/2013

Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced on July 1 that the state would not participate in the PARCC assessments based on the Common Core Standards. But districts have spent the last few years preparing for the technology standards as outlined by PARCC. They are looking for direction on what to do next.

7/16/2013

7/16/2013

The debate brews Tuesday, when the first of several legislative hearings will be held by a subcommittee tasked with making a recommendation to the Michigan Legislature on whether to halt the common core here or continue to move forward.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

The nation's governors joined with state school chiefs and education experts to create a set of common benchmarks for student success that would indicate students' readiness for higher education, the military and good jobs post-high school.

6/26/2013

6/26/2013

For the first time at the International Society of Technology in Education's (ISTE) annual conference, McGraw-Hill Education is presenting its latest digital solutions that address two of the most important issues and trends in K12 education: the Common Core State Standards and the rise of personalized teaching and learning through technology.

6/24/2013

6/24/2013

Many Common Core States Have Yet to Define a Common Core-worthy Diploma,” found that of the 45 states that have voluntarily adopted Common Core, only 11 have aligned their graduation requirements in mathematics with those standards.

6/19/2013

6/19/2013

The report, “Out of Sync: Many Common Core states have yet to define a Common Core-worthy diploma,” found that of the 45 states that have voluntarily adopted Common Core, only 11 have aligned their graduation requirements in mathematics with those standards.

6/11/2013

6/11/2013

In April, some 1.2 million New York students took their first Common Core State Standards tests, which are supposed to assess their knowledge and thinking. The first wave of exams was so overwhelming that some parents refused to let their children take the test.

6/6/2013

6/6/2013

The K-12 learning standards known as “Common Core” have been adopted by 45 states after being in the works for several years. But recently there has been a growing chorus of tea party and other opponents who say the standards should be dumped.

6/5/2013

6/5/2013

While assessment has an important role to play as one of multiple measures for evaluating student learning and achievement, the continued reliance on one-time testing diverts attention away from content and the substance of what is being taught.

5/16/2013

5/16/2013

What's going on at this school in Loveland, Colo., as well as across the United States, is a key step in a long-running shift to national standards. These Common Core standards, which have been adopted by 45 states, have the potential to drastically change curriculum in elementary, middle, and high schools around the country.

5/15/2013

5/15/2013

On Monday, a group of Senate Democrats, accompanied by members of the American Federation of Teachers, called on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and the Department of Education to stop implementing the Common Core standards, which Corbett's Democratic predecessor, Gov. Ed Rendell, started to get students ready for college and careers.

5/15/2013

The Common Core State Standards Initiative, which is managing the standards creation and feedback process, offers a wealth of information on its website to help district staff understand the process and get their questions answered.

5/9/2013

5/9/2013

Reactions usually involve the added demand these standards place on text complexity and general rigor. Since they’re only available for English-Language Arts and Math, it’s difficult to get a full picture for how they will impact public education, but some inferences can be made based on the set of ELA standards.

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