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New Common Core standards changing U.S. education

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A profound change in educational standards and assessments is quietly underway. Soon, almost every state in the country will have the same demanding standards for what students need to learn.
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The Price of the Common Core

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Amber Winkler


"While the standards are high quality, getting their implementation right is a real challenge—and it won't be free, a serious concern given the tight budgets of many districts and states.
But while critics have warned of a hefty price tag, the reality is more complicated."


“Spending reasonable sums to ensure that America’s schools and students successfully attain high standards is a worthy investment,” said Fordham Institute President Chester E.
Finn, Jr. “That doesn’t mean implementing the Common Core will break the bank—assuming states and districts are flexible and forward-thinking about how they spend.”


Find Putting a Price Tag on the Common Core: How Much Will Smart Implementation Cost? online at


http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/putting-a-price-tag-on-the-common-core.html


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Common Core Will Save Not Cost Billions

Common Core Will Save Not Cost Billions | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Tom Vander Ark


Common Core State Standards lift expectations and create opportunity to compare results and share tools—a terrific set of benefits that America will reap for years. 


Fordham released a report today on the Cost of Implementing the Common Core. They concluded that states could save about $1 billion if they take full advantage of digital assessments and materials.

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Graduation, Equity, Access (Math and Science), and The Common Core

Graduation, Equity, Access (Math and Science), and The Common Core | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Timothy Kanold


National Center for Education Statistics. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012045_1.pdf

Page 6 of the report provides some interesting High School data about these students. Here is some "access" data from the report:


"Only 30-35% of students nationally will have taken three years of science through Physics and three or four years of mathematics through Pre-Calculus - which describe and provide many of the high school Common Core "Plus" (+) standards."


There are about 14.9 million high school students 


Math Completors


88% will complete HS Geometry

76% Algebra II

35% Pre-Calculus/Analysis

16% Calculus


Science Completors


96% Biology

70% Chemistry

36% Physics

30% all three of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

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National PTA: Don't Politicize the Common Core State Standards!

National PTA: Don't Politicize the Common Core State Standards! | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Eric Hargis, Executive Director of the National PTA


Benefits of The Common Core Standards:

  • "One thing that must be the same regardless of which state you live in is a quality education for our children. With the CCSS, I am ssured quality and consistency in my children's education regardless of where we live.
  • The standards offer parents "a clear understanding of what my children are expected to learn and each grade level."
  • The Standards provide incredible value to parents wanting to be fully engaged in their children's education.
  • Regardless of their zip code, parents are assured that their children graduate fully prepared for college and careers.


Government Takeover Myth Debunked


"This isn't even a Pinocchio stretch of the truth, but an out and out lie."
 

  • Truth #1 - States are driving this process and have been involved at every level — from the drafting and development stages through revisions and the final product.
  • Truth #2 - States voluntarily adopted the Standards.
  • Truth #3 - States and school districts still have autonomy in decisions made on how to teach the Standards in the classroom.
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PSA: Proud to Support the Common Core State Standards Initiative

Public Service Announcement (PSA) by ExxonMobil

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A Common Cause: Better Preparing Tennessee's Students through the Common Core

Hosted on May 15, 2012, this SCORE Institute event featured national and state leaders -- including Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, former U.S. Senate Majori...
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Gates, Pearson Partner to Craft Common-Core Curricula

The project will create courses in math and English for nearly every grade level, some of which will be available online for free.


This announcement marks yet another entry into the increasingly crowded marketplace of curriculum creation sparked by the common standards.

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Thomas W. Gunlock: No one is representing the children

Thomas W. Gunlock: No one is representing the children | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Thomas W. Gunlock is a member of the Ohio State Board of Education


"Working in the world of state-level education policy, frustration and disappointment are part of the job. I admit to giving in to frustration and even a little anger over the past year at the all-too-frequent hypocrisy."


"Everyone always says, “It’s about the kids,” but in reality, policy too often has little to do with children or their well-being. The focus always seems to come down to adults and institutions doing what they do best — protecting their status quo."

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PSA: Proud to Support the Common Core State Standards Initiative

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