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College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
Supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
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40% of New Jersey Districts Face Technology Shortages in Implementing Common Core

40% of New Jersey Districts Face Technology Shortages in Implementing Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
State-mandated standardized testing coming to Verona schools in spring 2015 will force the district to spend as much as $500,000 on a new computer network.
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Common Core standards for K-12 students approved by MI Senate, close to implementation

Common Core standards for K-12 students approved by MI Senate, close to implementation | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The Michigan Department of Education could begin implementing Common Core Standards for K-12 students in the state soon, now that the state Senate has given its approval.
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Schools Tackle Common Core Math Standards with Blended Learning

Schools Tackle Common Core Math Standards with Blended Learning | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Four Oakland Unified School District schools have found success in utilizing blended learning models to enhance Common Core math standards integration.
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Sabrina Martinez's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:19 AM

this article is talking about all the things that people are trying to do to teach kids or adults on things. Like the struggles and the good things that go with it. So for this article i think that it has to go with with success and proving that you are smart.

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California groups publish how-to guide for districts on Common Core

California groups publish how-to guide for districts on Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The first edition of the Leadership Planning Guide to implement the Common Core standards and assessments was published last week by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association with help from other organizations representing the teachers, school boards, school administrators, charter schools and parents.

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How Two Science Teachers are Implementing Common Core

How Two Science Teachers are Implementing Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
While math and English language arts teachers have a much more direct call for Common Core implementation, teachers in other content areas are also being called to implement the Common Core State Sta
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Common Core and Disadvantaged Students

Common Core and Disadvantaged Students | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The common-core standards offer the potential to raise the achievement of struggling students from low-income, minority communities, Thomas Toch says.
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Added responsibilities from Common Core make principals' work loads heavier

Added responsibilities from Common Core make principals' work loads heavier | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

This year (principals) have an extra layer of responsibilities to add to her “to do” list, as will principals in schools across the state.

New statewide initiatives to retool the education system will add hours to Taft’s and others’ weekly workloads and will require them to cultivate a whole new set of skills.



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Angela K. Adams's curator insight, October 25, 2015 8:14 PM

administrative support - I chose this resource because it maps out the extra responsibilities of principals due to common core.  Although, it is  a lot, added observations could actually benefit their staff and improve their instructional strategies. I hope to share this with other administration to keep them informed as to what is expected of them. 

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The State of the Common Core

The State of the Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Millions of teachers and thousands of districts in 45 states are currently undergoing a sea change in the way that they teach and assess students. The new Common Core Standards for learning have been
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Common Core in the Schools: A First Look at Reading Assignments

Common Core in the Schools: A First Look at Reading Assignments | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
October 22, 2013
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"Most teachers believe that the new standards promise better learning for their students, and an overwhelming majority of teachers say that their schools have already made significant progress toward implementing the standards, including relevant curriculum changes and professional development."
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 27, 2013 3:31 PM

Reading through the findings from middle school ELA teachers, I see two key issues. The first  is not whether teachers are using complex texts, but whether they're using the exemplar texts from the CCSS.  Does it matter? Do you trust teachers to choose rigorous and challenging texts that may be more current (or interesting?)

 

Second, are other departments using informational text in a way that helps students develop close reading and critical thinking skills?  If students are studying The U.S. Constitution, but doing nothing more than rote memorization of The Bill of Rights, we can't claim students are doing close reading in social studies.  I still believe collaboration is the key to successfully teaching close reading and critical thinking.  

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:34 AM

See my comments on an earlier scoop.  

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Common Core Discussed at Jeanne Chall Lecture | Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Assessment Consortia: Who's In And Who's Out?

Assessment Consortia: Who's In And Who's Out? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Oklahoma officially withdraws from PARCC, making eight states that are no longer participating in the two consortia. But for a few states, it's more unclear.
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10 Key Factors in Secondary School Redesign Needed to Meet Demands of Common Core

10 Key Factors in Secondary School Redesign Needed to Meet Demands of Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

http://springpointschools.org/pdfs/School%20Design%20Principles.pdf


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Misunderstanding Text Complexity: Parts I and II

Misunderstanding Text Complexity: Parts I and II | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By  Burkins & Yaris


This is a two-part series examining two common misunderstandings about text complexity. The first misunderstanding is that texts with harder words are more complex.


Part 1 - http://www.burkinsandyaris.com/misunderstanding-text-complexity/


Part 2 - http://www.burkinsandyaris.com/misunderstanding-text-complexity-part-2/

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Writing: 10 Ways to Promote Writing for an Authentic Audience

Writing: 10 Ways to Promote Writing for an Authentic Audience | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Lesson Plan | Ideas for using our Student Opinion feature to enable students to experience the power of sharing ideas with real people, to think reflectively and meaningfully and to develop writing skills.
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States hold their own in math and science in global comparisons

States hold their own in math and science in global comparisons | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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Teachers Aiming Too Low With Reading Assignments

Teachers Aiming Too Low With Reading Assignments | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A new survey of teachers shows that most assign readings based on a student's reading level, rather than his grade level.


"Many teachers have not confronted the new text complexity demands of the Common Core. Elementary teachers were particularly wary of assigning books that exceeded their students' current reading levels," say the report's three authors, led by University of Illinois-Chicago literacy expert Timothy Shanahan."

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Brenna's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:51 PM

My thoughts:

I, as a student, never knew how teachers were picking their books. I agree that now in 2013, teachers are able to choose their books based on the class' reading level and not just on what their supposed to be reading. I'm a senior now and as I was reading this article I did not agree with how books were chosen when I was in middle school and high school. During those times, all the teachers gave the same books to all of their classes; your reading level didn't seem to matter. But as an elementary student, I got to pick whatever book I wanted if it was in the right reading level. I hated a challenge when I was little but when I got to read books that I enjoyed; I got through them without any problems. I hope that schools will start to base their class book assigning more off of what the student's reading levels are, instead of what their "supposed" to assign.

Lauren Cook's curator insight, December 17, 2013 1:18 PM

I know that when I was in elemetnary school I loved reading and would read whatever I wanted, and found interesting. And I would read book after book after book. However when I got to middle and high school, we started reading books that I didnt enjoy. We would have classroom books and then be tester on them, and I started not to enjoy them because my reading is not very well and I wouldnt quite understand them. I think all throughout school we should challenge ourselves while reading, but still be able to read sort of what we want, because it keeps us more interested and wanting to read.

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How English Teachers Can Easily Address the CCSS

How English Teachers Can Easily Address the CCSS | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

With many schools now taking a look at their curriculum and assessing how to best meet the needs of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) one of the most poignant realizations is the increased demand for critical thinking.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:20 AM

An excellent post to share with teachers and administrators! Increasing the reader task to emphasize critical thinking--brilliant summary of a key element of the Common Core.

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Schools re-tool math instruction methodology

Schools re-tool math instruction methodology | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Ithaca City School District students performed better than peers on the Common Core math testing last year, around 20 points better on average.
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Kentucky 8th-graders outdo global peers in math, science

Kentucky 8th-graders outdo global peers in math, science | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Eighth-graders in Kentucky are doing better than their peers around the globe when it comes to math and science.
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Is Narrative Writing on the way out?

Is Narrative Writing on the way out? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

There is a panic amongst writing teachers that is based on the myth that our baby, narrative writing, is shunned by the Common Core standards. I'm here to encourage everyone to take a deep breath and repeat after me: "Nobody puts baby in a corner."

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Study: EnlishTeachers Must Shift Focus In Common Core

A majority of American English and reading teachers surveyed in 2012 said the new Common Core State Standards will improve  Continue Reading »
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"argument is the unifying thread through all of academic and public discourse"

"argument is the unifying thread through all of academic and public discourse" | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
In this post, Dave discusses how he came to choose only argumentative articles for the article of the week assignment. He includes references to Gerald Graff and more!
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