Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 4:17pm
Teachers and administrators at the Mount Airy City Schools are busily preparing to roll out the new Common Core/Essential Standards curriculum set to debut next year — a curriculum that will place more emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills and focus less on rote memorization.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 11:54pm
The Barack Obama administration has begun issuing long-awaited waivers giving states some flexibility in complying with the No Child Left Behind education law. But with the exception of politicians, educators and parents in the 11 states that have received them, nobody seems very pleased with the changes.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 5:32pm
A study released this week shows that Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics for K-12 education, adopted by Florida last year, align with five comparison standards considered “good indicators of college and career readiness.”