Common Core

The Costs of Common Core

As school leaders across the nation prepare to implement the Common Core Standards in 2014, a new report proposes three options—with three costs—to use.

Common Core Testing Online Without Constant Connectivity?

A new survey of Louisiana schools reveals a critical issue facing most states nationwide: schools are lacking the technology needed to conduct online testing required by the Common Core State Standards.
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Louisiana Schools Lack Technology to Advance

A survey of Louisiana schoolsshows most are lacking the technology and facilities needed to conduct on-line testing that's to be part of a new Common Core Curriculum to be implemented in the 2014-15 school year.

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School Districts Team Up to Demand Better Textbooks

New York City schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott, and his team have been beating the drum about the rollout of tougher Common Core standards and the need to get students better prepared for college and careers.

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North Carolina Schools Prepare for Curriculum Overhaul

What one school official calls an “ambitious alignment” will soon affect the county and state’s educational standards, assessments and accountability methods in an effort to meet the future expectations of student achievement.

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Common Core Standards Driving Wedge in Education Circles

When did fractions and non-fiction become so controversial?

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Heidi Hayes Jacobs to Present Strategies to Implement the Common Core Standards

On May 8, 2012, renowned educator, author, and consultant, Heidi Hayes Jacobs will partner with School Improvement Network to conduct a webinar to instruct educators in implementing the Common Core Standards through mapping curriculum. 

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The Social Media Phenomenon Encroaching Into the Classroom

Educators are finding a new way to organize and collaborate resources for transition to the Common Core, curriculum mapping, and classroom activities.

Strengthening Support for Science

Funding and partnerships with higher ed institutions can help increase professional development resources.

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