Fanning the firestorm over Common Core State Standards is the fear that by adopting common standards, states are signing onto a national curriculum and thus undermining the decisions of local school boards and educators.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, better known as PARCC, recently released its first grouping of web-based English Language Arts and Math sample items designed as a practice aid for schools taking the upcoming...
I was that child that HATED public speaking. In fact, I’m still that adult that hates public speaking. As a child, it was worse though. Whenever my teacher had us reading ‘round robin style,’ I was the kid counting the paragraphs.
Possession of facts is not learning. What is an important skill is the ability to sift through abundant information, identify what is valid and meaningful, then use it to create meaning and express it. This is why student creation is so important in the new economy of information.
The Common Core State Standards have made it even more important for educators to assist students in making the connections between writing and reading through (K-12 Rubrics | Common Core State Standards | @scoopit