Sadly, there are 3 reasons why high stakes testing matters...to some people.
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December 14, 2014
December 12, 2014
While on the surface, it may seem that U.S. history is one of the least global of all subject areas, America's past is inextricably tied to that of other nations.
December 09, 2014
In today's guest blog, the Core Knowledge Foundation responds to Peter's December 4th post Curriculum Wars: What Should All Children Learn?
December 08, 2014
Teachers transitioning to the Common Core are all driving on a road that's dark except for the final destination. We have the added burden of building and modifying the car as we drive it, because there is no one curriculum to follow.
December 04, 2014
What should all students be expected to learn? The Common Core set out to level the playing field, but in many states different schools are doing different things. Level playing field...or more of the same?
December 01, 2014
About 30,000 high school students in six states will take the first official round of common-core-aligned tests created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers over the next several weeks.
November 24, 2014
The Sooner State was the second state to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and now is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver.
November 23, 2014
Why I made the decision to run for a seat in my union. I am not Pollyanna. I don't think that joining my union's 350-member house of representatives will cure the ills of education in this country, let alone in my state. But what's the old saying, "If you're not part of the solution then you're a part of the problem."
November 17, 2014
In this short audio post, two EdWeek reporters discuss the major differences between the common core and previous state standards, as well as a few other interesting tidbits from the recent common-core math report.
November 12, 2014
A problem that resulted in a father's Facebook post illustrates ways that mathematics education can change to enable students to learn more deeply.