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December 16, 2014

Balanced Literacy: Being a Program-less Teacher

So now, in a way, I am program-less. There is no one teacher's guide that I regularly reference and where I find all my ready-made resources.

December 16, 2014

ETS Recommends Changes For English-Language Proficiency Assessments

The report authors contend that most English-language proficiency assessments focus on students' knowledge about English rather than their ability to use the language effectively in school.

December 14, 2014

3 Reasons Why High-Stakes Testing Matters

Sadly, there are 3 reasons why high stakes testing matters...to some people.

December 12, 2014

Three Things You Need to Know About Teaching U.S. History From a Global Perspective

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

The Early Grades Are the Key to Equalizing Opportunity

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

The Common Core Journey

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

The Curriculum Wars: What Should All Children Learn?

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

PARCC Testing Begins Today for Some High School Students

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

Oklahoma Is Reclaiming Its No Child Left Behind Act Waiver

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

Stepping Up to Serve on My Union's House of Representatives

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."

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