Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 07/28/2013 - 10:44am
The idea that teachers have the summer off is something of a myth: many are spending their summer writing curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards, taking classes, and working with students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:08am
According to a survey, 42 percent of schools plan to develop their own Common Core tests, while 55 percent of schools are likely to work with either the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) or the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:48pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:28pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 2:15pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 5:49pm
An annual scorecard on the district's performance and greater accountability throughout the system are some of the promises outlined in the first long-term plan for Chicago Public Schools issued since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:48pm
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.