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Principals predict drop in reading and math scores

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Hawaii school principals predict substantial drop in reading and math scores

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Bank of England hands FCA dozens of instances of potential market abuse

Bank of England hands FCA dozens of instances of potential market abuse | Common Core Resources and News | Scoop.it
Mark Carney reveals that new escalation policy following foreign exchange rigging scandal has handed fellow regulator several leads
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Missouri judge rules pact with Common Core testing 'illegal'

Missouri judge rules pact with Common Core testing 'illegal' | Common Core Resources and News | Scoop.it
Judge rules state's partnership with the Common Core testing company is an "illegal interstate compact not authorized by the U.S. Congress."
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21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary

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If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons.

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Teachers Mixed on Common Core, Support Blended Learning -- THE Journal

More than nine out of 10 teachers in America report using technology in the classroom. Two-thirds said they support the idea of a blended classroom. These results and others came out of an "internal poll" given to the members of the Association of American Educators.
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ASCD Calls for 2-Year State Assessment Accountability Moratorium -- THE Journal

ASCD has issued a statement calling on policymakers to place a moratorium on using standardized assessments for accountability purposes.
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Arizona House committee votes to ditch Common Core standards

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A House committee approved a proposal Wednesday evening that would ditch Arizona's new Common Core school standards and strip the state Board of Education's ability to adopt new standards.
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Growing number of parents "opt out" of new Common Core tests that they say damage their kids

Growing number of parents "opt out" of new Common Core tests that they say damage their kids | Common Core Resources and News | Scoop.it
A growing number of parents are deciding to not let their kids take Ohio's new state tests.
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Abbott Slams Common Core: It 'Violates' Pillars of Education

Abbott Slams Common Core: It 'Violates' Pillars of Education | Common Core Resources and News | Scoop.it
Texas Governor Greg Abbott slammed Common Core in a debate with former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett on Fox News channel. "Common Core violates the four core principles and the four core pillars of education. Which is parental involvement, excellent teachers, student engagement and adaptability for the uniqueness of each particular student."
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Common Core Repeal, The Day After - NPR (blog)

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The Common Core had a rough year. The learning standards were repealed in three states, including Oklahoma. But what happens the day after a state repeals its academic standards?
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Tennessee Gets Ready to Replace Common Core with Its Own Standards

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Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have filed two separate bills for the upcoming legislative session which would do away with Common Core educational standards and replace them with a system developed within the state. One bill would have new standards in place by the 2016-17 school year, while the other would implement new standards sooner.
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Debate over Common Core state standards

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The debate over Common Core State Standards has given rise to politically loaded language, often leaving little room for a fair-minded discussion. Yet many journalists – particularly those who cover educational policy – have managed to cut through the rhetoric and employ neutral language that accurately describes the policy issues that are at stake.
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Social sensing game detects classroom bullies

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Researchers have developed a computer game that can detect classroom bullies, victims and bystanders. The game's behavior analyses effectively identify classroom bullies, even revealing peer aggression that goes undetected by traditional research methods, the researchers say.
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Educators: Sticking with Common Core for now : Wsj

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Ahead of a new legislative session beginning in January, Republican lawmakers have revived a call to repeal the standards that were adopted in 2010, but are backing off of calling
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The Common Core Fact Checker

America needs a highly educated workforce to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy. Help to raise our economic and educational standards by supporting Common Core.

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Louisiana schools superintendent John White proposes Common Core compromise

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White calls for expedited review of the mathematics and English standards, and would allow the test to include questions that are unique to Louisiana.
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To Prepare for Online Assessments, Some Schools Try to Break Their Own Networks -- THE Journal

In three states this week, schools encouraged thousands of students and staff to overwhelm their networks with traffic. The stress tests have helped district leaders spot and solve tech issues ahead of this spring's Web-based testing.
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Testing Backlash Gets Scholarly Support -- THE Journal

Riding on the growing parental backlash over what's perceived as "over testing" in schools, educational researchers are pushing the White House and Congress to move away from "test-based policies" as they revise and renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESEA funds public schooling in America.
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Why I once liked Common Core but changed my mind — one principal’s view

Why I once liked Common Core but changed my mind — one principal’s view | Common Core Resources and News | Scoop.it
The first of a series of letters between principals on opposing sides of the Core: " I am truly worried that we may lose an entire generation of students.'
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What It's Like to Take a Common Core Test - US News

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I took a third-grade Common Core test, and it was kind of difficult.
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Lorain County parents, teachers discuss Common Core testing turmoil at forum - Chronicle-Telegram

Lorain County parents, teachers discuss Common Core testing turmoil at forum - Chronicle-Telegram | Common Core Resources and News | Scoop.it
SOUTH AMHERST — Thousands of Lorain County students will take annual state tests beginning Tuesday. However, a small but vocal minority of parents are refusing to allow their children to participate, contending test preparation is excessive and detracts from learning. “I feel if I don’t stand up for my kids, nobody will,” Wendy Hutsenpiller, a Read More...
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The high cost of remediation

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The President recently gave the nation a prime time overview of his $80 billion plan to provide free community college tuition. The idea is well-intentioned, but regardless of whether it materializes, we need to address a larger, more fundamental problem in public education: far too many kids are graduating from high school without the requisite skills for success in college or career.
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The most downloaded free app for Apple and Android gadgets | Komando.com

The most downloaded free app for Apple and Android gadgets | Komando.com | Common Core Resources and News | Scoop.it
Get the #1 free download for Android and Apple gadgets....
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10-Year Old Girl Explains on Fox News Why Common Core ‘Stinks’

10-Year Old Girl Explains on Fox News Why Common Core ‘Stinks’ | Common Core Resources and News | Scoop.it
I love to read, I love to write, I love to do math. I don’t like the PARCC. Why? Because it stinks. I’m glad my mom and dad are letting me opt out because I don't want to deal with this nonsense.Elizabeth Blaine, who was barely tall enough to see over the podium, had the courage to speak those word at a recent New Jersey school board meeting.
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New app aims for rapid interventions, reduced mortality for infants with heart defects

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A powerful new app is directly connecting single ventricle heart defect patients to their doctors, dramatically improving their monitoring while they recover from heart surgery at home. The tablet-based app is a more automated, accurate and simplified way for physicians to monitor these high-risk patients at home in real-time. The aim of the app is to enable quick intervention at signs of danger, reduce the mortality rate, and decrease the burden placed on at-home caregivers.
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Common Core Supporters Can’t Demonstrate Its Effectiveness. Are They Counting on a Christmas Miracle?

Common Core Supporters Can’t Demonstrate Its Effectiveness. Are They Counting on a Christmas Miracle? | Common Core Resources and News | Scoop.it
Don't let Core supporters' rhetoric fool you.
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