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2014-15: Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
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States' Rollout of Common Core Goes Under the ... - Education Week

States' Rollout of Common Core Goes Under the ... - Education Week | Countdown to Common Core | Scoop.it
Organizations tracking implementation of the Common Core State Standards praise state education agencies for collaborating well with local officials and across state borders, and for developing a strong base of materials to help with the ....
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Make Common Core better in Ohio; don't scrap it - Toledo Blade

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Center For American Progress Make Common Core better in Ohio; don't scrap it Toledo Blade Ohio is one of the 44 states whose public schools are basing their teaching on the educational standards called Common Core.
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Tests Balance Common Core, Those With Cognitive Issues - Education Week News

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Education Week News Tests Balance Common Core, Those With Cognitive Issues Education Week News The alternate assessments mark a continuation of a perspective on students with disabilities that traces its roots back to the reauthorization of the...
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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, April 19, 8:59 AM

I've bogged about the improvement of opportunities for kid with special needs in the past: What is the Fairness in Forcing Standardized Assessment on Special Needs Students?(http://partnerinedu.com/2013/07/24/what-is-the-fairness-in-forcing-compulsory-assessment-on-special-needs-students/). No doubt, the

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

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Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.
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What feedback is and isn’t

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The research is clear: good feedback is essential to learning at high levels. Alas, too few people understand what feedback is and isn’t. Don’t believe me? Here’s a true/false quiz: which of the following 4 statements is feedback?
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Beyond the Standardized Test: Aim Higher

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Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller looks at prep for standardized testing as an opportunity to encourage higher order thinking, embed test prep practices, and make informed decisions about engaging the class and reaching individual students.
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Colbert’s ‘Common Core Confusion’

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Stephen Colbert took on the Common Core State Standards on his “Colbert Report”  on Tuesday night, and it was hilarious.
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New York City Reducing Role of Tests in Advancing Students to Next Grade - New York Times

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New York City Reducing Role of Tests in Advancing Students to Next Grade
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New York City's Education Department, in a break with the data-driven policies of former Mayor Michael R.
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Dissatisfaction with Common Core State Standards crosses political lines - Durham Herald Sun

Dissatisfaction with Common Core State Standards crosses political lines Durham Herald Sun As a part of North Carolina's transition to a more rigorous Standard Course of Study in all subject areas in 2010, State Board of Education members decided...
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A return to low academic standards for Missouri? - STLtoday.com

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Long Island Press A return to low academic standards for Missouri?
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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

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It's National Poetry Month. Here Edutopia's VideoAmy highlights some videos and resources to engage students in her favorite genre -- spoken word poetry.
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How Common Core education standards are changing the way schools test ... - Daily Breeze

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Western Journalism How Common Core education standards are changing the way schools test ...
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Text to Text | ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘Friendship in an Age of Economics’

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As a new production of "Of Mice and Men" begins on Broadway, this Text to Text celebrates the friendship at the heart of the novel and poses questions about the role of friendship today.
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Studies Offer Insights on Implementing Common Core - Education ...

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At a national meeting of education researchers this month,scholars shared lessons learned so far from standards implementation in some states and districts. ...
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At Bedford Academy, a teacher rethinks English class using law school seminars - Chalkbeat Colorado

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At Bedford Academy, a teacher rethinks English class using law school seminars Chalkbeat Colorado Matthew said that argument was the focus of her English classes even before the Common Core learning standards were formally introduced.
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Understanding Assessment: Resources for Parents

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We've compiled a resources list to help families understand various uses of assessment in schools, what questions to ask, how to help children prepare, and all about standardized tests.
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At a few city schools, an old course speaks to new standards - Chalkbeat Indiana

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At a few city schools, an old course speaks to new standards Chalkbeat Indiana At a few city schools, an old course speaks to new standards. by Emma Sokoloff-Rubin ...
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Common-Core Critics Can't Just Say No - National Review Online (blog)

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Western Journalism Common-Core Critics Can't Just Say No National Review Online (blog) Common Core adoption meant that Indiana schools set in place not only new reading and math standards but also new tests, curricula, instructional materials, and...
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Outspoken UW-Oshkosh professor dukes it out over Common Core - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Western Journalism Outspoken UW-Oshkosh professor dukes it out over Common Core Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Duke Pesta, an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, has been a vocal and high-profile opponent of Common...
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Radio Host Says Anti-Common Core Activists Will Have To Create 'Parallel ... - Huffington Post

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Radio Host Says Anti-Common Core Activists Will Have To Create 'Parallel ...
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Formal keyboarding instruction at the school began this year for second-graders, in anticipation of the Common Core curriculum.
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We Need to Talk About the Test - New York Times

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We have implemented the Common Core standards with enthusiasm, and we have always supported the idea that great teaching is the best test preparation.
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Common core education standards are changing the way schools test children - San Bernardino Sun

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Western Journalism Common core education standards are changing the way schools test children San Bernardino Sun Instead, educators are preparing for the next big thing: The new Smarter Balanced English-language arts and mathematics tests aligned...
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Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning

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Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, advocating that teachers take ownership of their professional development, suggests seven online strategies to help, including Google Hangouts, video tutorials, and sane ways to embrace the information-rich Twitter...
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Common Core - Chalkbeat New York

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Chalkbeat New York Common Core Chalkbeat New York Stung by months of criticism and a condemnation by the state teachers union last weekend, New York State Education Commissioner John King hit back in a lengthy speech on Thursday, declaring that the...
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Alliance calls for delay in Common Core implementation - AFT - A Union of Professionals (press release)

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Alliance calls for delay in Common Core implementation AFT - A Union of Professionals (press release) "Rushing to make high-stakes decisions such as student advancement or graduation, teacher evaluation, school performance designation or state...
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