"One may presume that the tests currently being prepared by the two consortia of states are closely aligned with the standards. But in cases where states are making or buying their own tests, there is less assurance."
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) voted to put Pennsylvania Common Core Standards into place and will also require students to meet proficient requirements on either the Keystone Exams, or comparable examinations, in...
Dr. William Schmidt today released key conclusions from his research detailing how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics can potentially improve the performance of U.S. students if implemented appropriately. In an event co-sponsored by Achieve, Chiefs for Change and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Dr. Schmidt presented a briefing on his work: Common Core State Standards Math: The Relationship Between High Standards, Systemic Implementation and Student Achievement. Download the PowerPoint.
American educators, policymakers, and philanthropists are overselling the role of the highly skilled individual teacher and undervaluing the benefits that come from teacher collaborations.
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This is very interesting to me thanks to my friend Christina Reed! Love the idea of social capital as a link in school reform... After speaking with PA teacher of the year Ryan Devlin I realize how connected teachers seem to excel in educational areas. It seems the more socially connected the more innovations are present. Geograpical isolation does not prohibit great teachers when they are socially connected!
Republicans make a colossal—but reversible—error on the Common Core
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Count us as among those surprised and alarmed by the Republican National Committee’s ill-considered decision to adopt a resolution decrying the Common Core standards as a “nationwide straitjacket on academic freedom and achievement.”
WEST GOSHEN – After losing its cafeteria, the Government Services Center celebrated the grand opening of County Cup, a partnership between the Chester Count Intermediate Unit and the Chester County Department of Mental Health and Intellectual and...
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