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The Common Core and the Common Good

The Common Core and the Common Good | CCRS | Scoop.it
American schools need rigorous standards to make kids competitive in a global job market.
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The September 30 issue of Time Magazine also has an excellent article by Amanda Ripley on the Common Core.

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Clearing up Common Core Misconceptions

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130926/LIFE/309260130/Clearing-up-Common-Core-misconceptionsVocal parents in our district are fighting the Common Core State Standards. Some say it’s federal government intrusion; others worry they’re too hard for kids. Our school board (I’m a member) believes that these standards are a good thing. How can we get parents on board?
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5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents

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THE JournalAs new assessments are rolled out, concerned parents will want to know why their kids' scores have decreased. Here's how educators can explain the change and highlight the positive aspects of the new standards.
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Common Core myths debunked: Fact vs. fiction (video)

Common Core myths debunked: Fact vs. fiction (video) | CCRS | Scoop.it
There's been no shortage of commentary on the issue of the Common Core State Standards submitted to Alabama Media Group from across the state. The seemingly endless stream of op-eds and letters to the editor has come from educators, business...
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In Push For 'Common' Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated : NPR

In Push For 'Common' Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated : NPR | CCRS | Scoop.it
The Common Core initiative would standardize academic goals nationwide. Forty-five states have signed on, but lawmakers in some states are rethinking their support.
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Madison County GOP declines to censure Sen. Bill Holtzclaw in Common Core ... - al.com (blog)

Madison County GOP declines to censure Sen. Bill Holtzclaw in Common Core ... - al.com (blog) | CCRS | Scoop.it
Madison County GOP declines to censure Sen. Bill Holtzclaw in Common Core ...
al.com (blog)
Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison, who stance on Common Core education standards has put him at odds with some members of the executive committee.
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Business Organizations Out Front on Common Core This Week

Business Organizations Out Front on Common Core This Week | CCRS | Scoop.it
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, both of which support the common core, are staging events to discuss education issues this week.
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Common Core Believers: Organizations That Support the CCSS

Common Core Believers: Organizations That Support the CCSS | CCRS | Scoop.it
“ Controversy sells, which is why so many media outlets focus on the negative when it comes to the Common Core State Standards.”
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What Do Parents Think About the Common Core Standards?

What Do Parents Think About the Common Core Standards? | CCRS | Scoop.it
The results of this year's PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Towards the Public Schools offers some heartening news for public education advocates.

 

Before taking the poll, only 38 percent of respondents had heard of the Common Core State Standards -- and just 45 percent of public school parentshad heard of them.


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Dana Cope's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:36 PM

It seems that the content of the standards would be overwhelming to parents.  It is more about providing them with an overview of the gist of what parents can do with their child at home that would be most effective.  Also providing a graphic organizer with prompts about specific questions to ask their child may be helpful. 

 

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10 Fascinating Facts about How Teens Use Technology in 2013

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

 

Here is a brief round-up of these 10 facts but you can check the slide for more illustrations.

1- Among Teens 12-17, social network site growth has slowed particularly Facebook, but Twitter use is growing rapidly.
2- Today's teens are sharing more personal information online than teens have in the past
3- Today's teens do care about online privacy
4-Today's teens do take active steps to manage their online reputations
5- Parents of teens are very aware that online content can impact their teens' lives
6- Most teens educational environment include the use of at least some digital technologies
7- The internet has fundamentally altered how teens do research, but not necessarily for the worse
8-Digital tools can benefit kids' writing skills and abilities according to teachers.
9- Teachers are divided as to whether "digital natives" are all that unique.
10- A digital divide persists in the area of education and technology

 

 


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Shoals educators support Common Core

Shoals educators support Common Core | CCRS | Scoop.it
MONTGOMERY — School leaders in the Shoals say the state's new Common Core standards are improving education and making students work harder.
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Michael Fullan: What really improves schools?

Michael Fullan: What really improves schools? | CCRS | Scoop.it
“Michael Fullan discusses the latest global trends in educational change and leadership development, addresses the challenges and opportunities of the Common Core, and talks about his work to assist the state of California in implementing whole...”
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Common Core essential to student growth | Other Views | NewsObserver.com

Common Core essential to student growth | Other Views | NewsObserver.com | CCRS | Scoop.it
North Carolina must remain committed to the Common Core standards, which are supported by national business and education leaders.
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Madison City Schools - Rolling out COMMON CORE and COLLEGE & CAREER READY STANDARDS (CCRS)

Madison City Schools provides an inside look at how they are interpreting and implementing Common Core and Alabama's College & Career Ready Standards (CCRS).
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What Is Common Core and Why Is Everyone—Right, Left—So Mad About It?

What Is Common Core and Why Is Everyone—Right, Left—So Mad About It? | CCRS | Scoop.it
Everywhere you look these days, people are getting angry over something called the “Common Core.” A Baltimore parent protesting against it was removed from a recent community forum and arrested for pushing an officer.
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The Common Core money war - Stephanie Simon and Nirvi Shah

The Common Core money war - Stephanie Simon and Nirvi Shah | CCRS | Scoop.it
One of the most expensive political fights in America this year isn’t over a Senate seat or a governor’s mansion. It’s about what your kids learn in school.
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State education board to revisit student data sharing issue after common core ... - al.com (blog)

State education board to revisit student data sharing issue after common core ... - al.com (blog) | CCRS | Scoop.it
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Talking to Parents About the Common Core (Resources & Tips)

Talking to Parents About the Common Core (Resources & Tips) | CCRS | Scoop.it
With back-to-school nights on the horizon we want to fill your backpocket with resources you can turn to when parents ask questions about the Common Core. (Back to School - Are you ready to talk to parents about the #CCSS.
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Common Core would have improved my education: A Georgia high school graduate

Common Core would have improved my education: A Georgia high school graduate | CCRS | Scoop.it
“Matt Sellers of Perry is studying at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom as a Marshall Scholar.” "the fact remains that the state did not hold me to the high standards of states like Massachusetts, which has significant consequences on Georgia’s educational performance."
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Common Core: A Puzzle to Public

Common Core: A Puzzle to Public | CCRS | Scoop.it
Most respondents to a PDK/Gallup poll had never heard of the common standards—and among those who had, fewer than half said the standards would help make students more competitive internationally.

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Most students aren’t ready for college, ACT data show

Most students aren’t ready for college, ACT data show | CCRS | Scoop.it

Hechinger Report

 

Most students are not adequately prepared to face the rigor of college, according to the latest ACT scores, which also show that the average composite score on the college-entrance exam fell from last year.


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