Resolution Opposing “Nationalized” Common Core Standards; Opposing PARCC Testing; Protecting Student Privacy; and Commending the Governor’s Executive Order WHEREAS, the control of education is left to the States and the people and is not anenumerated power of Article I, Section 8 ofthe U.S. Show More Summary
Increasingly we are hearing concerns from educators that new education reforms are being rushed, including the Common Core State Standards. At the same time, new teacher evaluation systems are being put into place as well. Here to evaluate the risks … Continue reading ?
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 following letter to New York Education … Continue reading ?
Neal McCluskey The Common Core curriculum standards, we’re all told, are “state led” and “voluntary.” So why are the Chiefs for Change – a group of Core-supporting state education chiefs – writing to U.S. Secretary of Education ArneShow More Summary
Common Core standard needs to be separated from the push by publishers to sell for material, the high-stakes testing of children, and from the evaluation of teachers.
Unlike other efforts, the Common Core goes to the heart of what educators do every day, and the theme of "fewer, deeper, clearer" expectations really strikes a chord with master teachers. This is why they got into the profession. We are facing a real challenge, however.
Many elementary schools to create ability-group classrooms in an attempt to better prepare kids to meet the Common Core State Standards. In the following post, Joanne Yatvin explains why this is a problem. She is a past president of the … Continue reading ?
Lindsay Adler and Erik Valind, both working professionals and educators, have written a beginner’s guide to photographic lighting with an unusual conceit at its core. By structuring a book around a list of common challenges - what they call the 'top ten worst situations' - they've created a digestible, useful 'lighting 101' guide. Show More Summary
America's public education system could be on the brink of a once-in-a-generation revolution. If implemented properly, we can provide all children with the problem-solving, critical-thinking and teamwork skills they need to compete in today's changing world. But that's a big "if."
America's public education system could be on the brink of a once-in-a-generation revolution. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core...
At first glance, some of us more tech savvy folk might be quick to dismiss the common ultrabook. It’s a slim piece of aluminum with a low voltage processor and SSD cache, what’s the big deal? The big deal is that an ultrabook offers a good all-around computing experience, and with today’s deal it can…
E. D. Hirsch, whose work I’ve long admired, whose books I used to teach my own child, is now asking a good question: Are schools dumbing down the Common Core? Many of the current criticisms aren’t really directed against the standards themselves but against the frantic directives that principals and superintendents are sending out to teachers. Show More Summary
A North Carolina teacher is brain-washing students telling them Republican policies are hurting schools. EAG News reported: It appears that one North Carolina teacher is getting into the spirit of the new Common Core learning standards that promote the use … Continue reading ?
It's easy to criticize tests but they represent this country's commitment to improving education for all students -- particularly the least well served. The Common Core is a big step forward and so are the tests that come with it.
Governor Deal issued an Executive Order today aimed at calming fears about the Common Core standards. The order says that no educational standards shall be forced on the State by the Federal government and that no personally identifiable student information shall be shared with the Federal government. The Governor held a press conference to announce [...]
If the Common Core fails, what comes next?
The national news media haven't discovered it, but the issue that is bringing out hundreds of citizens who never before attended political meetings is Common Core. More precisely, it is the attempt of Barack Obama's Department of Education...Show More Summary
Common Core's reading selection is less about education than it is indicting America for its sins.
Indiana, one of the most education reform-minded states in recent years, is postponing implementation of the Common Core initiative so that there can be more discussion on the quality and impact of the standards. Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill … Continue reading ?
Below is a guest post from Senator Fran Millar. Millar represents the Senate’s 40th district covering parts of DeKalb and Gwinnett. He currently serves on the Senate Education Committee and has served as it’s Chairman. As the debate over Common Core continues, we thought it would be good to get the Senator’s comments. For more, [...]