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April 04, 2014

Strong States & Common Standards

Strong states and common expectations are fundamental to the future of K-12 education in America. New tools create the opportunity for new schools; standards and states are the framework for quality at scale.

March 21, 2014

Managed Instruction or Digital Learning?

A former governor and an ed school dean met in a bar...they discussed the seeming incompatibility of digital learning with differentiated instruction and the scripted curricula mandated by many school districts.

February 27, 2014

Are Teachers Happy With CCSS Implementation? Survey Offers Another Answer

A national survey of some 20,000 teachers finds generally positive opinions about the common core.

February 20, 2014

Calling Common-Core Implementation 'Botched' NEA Calls for Changes

In another sign of unease about the common core from teachers' unions, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has expressed concerns about how the standards have been introduced.

February 19, 2014

NEA Calls for Course Correction on 'Botched' Common Core

The NEA slams common-core implementation and makes recommendations for improving it.

February 11, 2014

New York's New Evaluation Policy Rejected by Gov. Cuomo, Unions

Neither New York's governor nor its teachers' unions like flexibility announced by the state's Regents on teacher evaluation results.

February 10, 2014

N.Y. Teachers Could Contest Evaluation Rating Tied to Common Core

Teachers in New York will for now be able to appeal evaluation results on the basis that they didn't receive enough training or support for implementation.

January 13, 2014

Literacy Design Collaborative Launches CoreTools

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are the most important professional development trend and development in education. They embody many of the broader adult learning trends: interest-driven, high engagement, flexible, and social. There are PLCs for teachers by level and discipline, PLCs for teachers in districts and networks, PLCs for principals—and even PLCs for specific tasks like aligning texts to the Common Core.

December 18, 2013

CTB Acuity Adds Performance Assessment & Instructional Resources

We've been investigating performance assessment tools so we were interested when we heard that CTB McGraw-Hill had added performance-based items to its widely use Acuity platform. We call CTB President Ellen Haley for the scoop.

December 18, 2013

Teach For America: We Support the Common Core

TFA goes on record to support the common-core standards.

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