This Common Core business is not faring well and the students who are meant to be the beneficiaries are too often floundering along.
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July 07, 2015
July 01, 2015
The Washington Post published an essay of a California English language arts teacher that caused an uproar after she said Shakespeare's works don't reflect the cultural perspectives her students need to learn.
June 26, 2015
New York and Kentucky, which gave common-core tests before other states did—and navigated the public reaction—share their experiences as dozens of other states get ready to do the same.
June 23, 2015
It is the assessments and how they are used that is the heart of the issue.
May 21, 2015
The PARCC consortium approved a redesigned Common Core test that will be 90 minutes shorter than the current exam, and has agreed to shift the testing window to later in the school year.
May 13, 2015
Carol Burris, a nationally recognized principal, announced recently that she will be resigning from her position after this school year, citing test-heavy teacher-evaluation processes as a key reason for her departure.
May 12, 2015
Consensus becomes the scythe that clears the path forward.
May 01, 2015
A report from the Center for American Progress highlights six districts that are working teacher voices into the common-core implementation process.
May 01, 2015
An Ohio school district revived cursive handwriting instruction by adding it to the art curriculum.
April 28, 2015
It's time to fight the testing culture and consider the bigger picture. How can educators better align learning for life and not for testing? As we make pedagogical decisions daily, teachers need to weigh the importance of learning vs cramming for a test that isn't going to impact a child's overall level of mastery.