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On argument, open-mindedness, the Common Core, and educational discourse in the blogging era

On argument, open-mindedness, the Common Core, and educational discourse in the blogging era | CCRS | Scoop.it
Singin songs and a carryin’ signs. Mostly say “hooray for our side” Stop. Hey, what’s that sound? It’s the sound of – Most bloggers and tweeters speaking only to their allies in a bubble. Not of “a...
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Common Core supporters score victory

Common Core supporters score victory | CCRS | Scoop.it
Backers of the Louisiana Education initiative known as Common Core have scored a victory at the Capitol.
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Lafayette Schools Embrace Common Core, Looking Positively to the Future

Lafayette Schools Embrace Common Core, Looking Positively to the Future | CCRS | Scoop.it
Lafayette County schools continue to gradually implement the Common Core State Standards, with the high school field-testing new…
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A Research Agenda for the Common Core State Standards: What Information Do Policymakers Need?, by Diane Stark Rentner, Maria Ferguson at the Center on Education Policy

A Research Agenda for the Common Core State Standards: What Information Do Policymakers Need?, by Diane Stark Rentner, Maria Ferguson at the Center on Education Policy | CCRS | Scoop.it
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Common Core 101: A primer to separate fact from fiction

Common Core 101: A primer to separate fact from fiction | CCRS | Scoop.it
If Common Core generates confusion, or if you’ve heard something attributed to it that seems awry, you’re not alone.

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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers

Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers | CCRS | Scoop.it
In part one of this series, I shared how I use freely available video in my reading and literacy methods course to help my preservice teachers understand close reading instruction at a level that cou

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College Board deals "devastating blow to critics of the national education standards"

College Board deals "devastating blow to critics of the national education standards" | CCRS | Scoop.it
The “architect” of the recent changes to the SAT’s is also known as the “Architect” of Common Core and critics feel that the recently announced changes will pave the way for forcing local school districts to change their curriculum after all.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, March 8, 2014 4:08 PM

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"It’s a roundabout way to put pressure on states that opted out of Common Core,” said Whitney Neal, director of Grassroots at Freedom Works. “If you are legislator from Virginia let’s say, this will put pressure on you obtain material to make your district more appealing especially to homebuyers. SAT averages are often included in realtor information and high school success rate is always a selling point.”


Both SAT and ACT aligned with the Common Core Standards:


"Officials for ACT, the College Board’s main competition for standardized testing, said Coleman's group is simply playing catch-up to improvements they had made a long time ago.
 

“Our reaction is that most of their changes validate our approach,” Paul Weeks, vice president of Customer Engineering for ACT. They are getting in line with a path we have been down for a while.”


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Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:The Common Core Ate My Baby and Other Urban Legends

Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:The Common Core Ate My Baby and Other Urban Legends | CCRS | Scoop.it
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Loved this article when it was originally published.  It's a shame that there's so much misinformation out there.

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Majority Of Americans Don't Know What The Common Core Is ..

Majority Of Americans Don't Know What The Common Core Is .. | CCRS | Scoop.it
A major change is coming to a majority of public schools throughout the country, and most Americans have no idea what it is.

A survey released today by education reform advocacy group 50CAN shows that a majority of Americans have no idea what the ...
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Common Core fight makes odd politics

Common Core fight makes odd politics | CCRS | Scoop.it
Common Core is not a partisan issue, at least not in Alabama.Here, Common Core divides Republicans who understand what Common Core is, and who are almost universally in favor of it, from Republicans who oppose it on the basis of misconceptions and...
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The Common Core is the “what.” PBL is the “how. | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

The Common Core is the “what.” PBL is the “how. | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | CCRS | Scoop.it
“The Common Core is the “what.” Project Based Learning is the “how. http://t.co/NaY6drbwCy #CCSS #PBL #Education #EdChat”
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N.J. renews support for Common Core learning goals - NorthJersey.com

N.J. renews support for Common Core learning goals - NorthJersey.com | CCRS | Scoop.it
“N.J. renews support for Common Core learning goals NorthJersey.com The state Board of Education voted on Wednesday to express its commitment to the Common Core, a set of guidelines for what children should learn that has sparked opposition from...”
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Michelle Rhee Takes on Louis C.K., Touts Common Core | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Rhee Takes on Louis C.K., Touts Common Core | U.S. Chamber of Commerce | CCRS | Scoop.it
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My Turn: Common Core hits the sweet spot in American education.

My Turn: Common Core hits the sweet spot in American education. | CCRS | Scoop.it
This is the first article in an occasional series on New Hampshire public education.

Writing education standards is hard.
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Common Core: Myths and Facts - US News

Common Core: Myths and Facts - US News | CCRS | Scoop.it
As the new standards roll out across the country, myths and misconceptions abound.

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SAT Makeover Aims to Better Reflect Classroom Learning: #CommonCore Echoes

SAT Makeover Aims to Better Reflect Classroom Learning: #CommonCore Echoes | CCRS | Scoop.it
The College Board seeks to more closely connect its exam to work students do in rigorous high school courses. The plans also offer strong common-core echoes.

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Looking for better ways to measure the "deeper learning" goals of the #commoncore ? Performance Assessment

Looking for better ways to measure the "deeper learning" goals of the #commoncore ? Performance Assessment | CCRS | Scoop.it
Looking for better ways to measure the "deeper learning" goals of the common standards, schools are increasingly turning to formalized performance tasks.

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Performance Assessment:


"the idea of performance assessment reflects the old math-class decree to "show your work." The goal is to measure not just the final result but the process a student takes to get there. It's a form of formative assessment designed to match equally deep instruction—the kind of instruction, in other words, that's supposed to flourish under the common core."

 

Changing the Way Teachers Teach


"Performance assessment in many ways changes the way in which teachers teach," Pecheone said. "It moves them away from just telling students about what skills and content they need to learn, to moving them from sort of a 'sage on a stage' to more of a facilitator and a coach."

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Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Leader Action Brief | Achieve

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Leader Action Brief | Achieve | CCRS | Scoop.it

These Action Briefs for school leaders are a starting point, designed to increase awareness of the standards, create a sense of urgency around their implementation, and provide these stakeholders — who are faced with dramatically increased expectations in the context of fewer resources — with a deeper understanding of the standards and their role in implementing the standards. Achieve, in partnership with College Summit, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, released this with support from MetLife Foundation.


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Fact is, Alabama remains firmly in control of our public schools (Opinion from State School Superintendent Tommy Bice)

Fact is, Alabama remains firmly in control of our public schools (Opinion from State School Superintendent Tommy Bice) | CCRS | Scoop.it
State School Superintendent Tommy Bice at a state board of education work session. (File)By Tommy BiceJohn Adams, second President of the United States, is attributed with the following quote, "Facts are stubborn things: whatever may be your wishes, our inclinations,...
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Bill Gates: Commend Common Core - USA TODAY

Bill Gates: Commend Common Core - USA TODAY | CCRS | Scoop.it
“Washington Post Bill Gates: Commend Common Core USA TODAY Last month, Melinda and I published our foundation's annual letter, about myths that block progress for the poorest.”
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