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September 11, 2014

With Common Standards, Focus on Excellence, Not Negativity

By maintaining a focus on excellence, schools and teachers can navigate the negative publicity associated with the common core, Anitra Butler says.

September 10, 2014

Abandoning the Common Core Would Be a Disservice to Students

If we step back from the standards, we will be doing our students a disservice, writes Jessica Keigan.

September 08, 2014

The Common Core's 'Image Problem' and Your Bad Boyfriend

We can say that the standards has a growing image problem, or we could say that teachers and parents are having a growing problem with the reality of the standards, Peter Greene says.

September 03, 2014

Changing the Conversation: Grades vs. Learning

Ever wonder if the grading was the best way to handle communication about student achievement? Consider the system we currently use and ask yourself, is this the best we can do? Read on for another option that my just work better.

August 29, 2014

L.A. School iPad Deal With Apple, Pearson Critiqued in Board Report

Perceived conflicts of interest, possible manipulation in the bidding process, and questions about Pearson's curriculum are addressed in a review of the L.A. school system's iPad purchase.

August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Take the Tiger by the Tail - CC Math, For Example

The political belief is that setting a national standards' bar is the answer to improving education for all students. Some say it is a daunting charge, and some say it is an unattainable one. No matter the feelings that exist around the Common Core Standards, until and unless things change, we are implementing them.

August 26, 2014

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Massive iPad Contract Amid Questions

Schools Superintendent John Deasy said the district will launch a new bidding process and "no longer utilize our current contract" with Apple.

August 25, 2014

Kentucky Solicits Feedback on Common-Core Standards

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday wants users of a new Web portal to focus on the content, not the political connotations, of the standards as the state takes stock after five years of using them in the classroom.

August 25, 2014

Kentucky Solicits Suggestions to Change Common-Core Standards

The state is inviting the public to vote "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on each standard, and to provide specific, detailed feedback.

August 20, 2014

Teaching Students to Understand Standards

What good are standards if students don't understand them? Students need to understand the expectations, in a language that makes sense to them, so why not have them rewrite them?

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