I recently ran a post by a teacher, Jeremiah Chaffee, about one maddening experience he had working with a lesson connected to the Common Core State Standards. You can read his report here. Stephanie Day, director of teaching and learning at the Friendship Public Charter School in Washington D.C., writes here in response to that post and in support of the Common Core. Day was named the 2010 Washington D.
Teachers and principals in New York have expressed strong concerns about the new high-stakes standardized tests supposedly aligned with the Common Core State Standards that were recently given to students across the state. The follo... Read Post
One of the virtues of content standards is supposed to be that they tell teachers what to teach -- but not how to teach. Is that true about the Common Core? James Shuls thinks not. Instead, he argues, the Common Core standards are s... Read Post