What I don't get, however, is the way in which standardization has been taken to extremes recently, effectively robbing the autonomy of excellent teachers, all in name of the Common Core Standards.Teachers in at least four ...
An Uncommon Path to Common Core ImplementationHuffington Post (blog)And a Harvard Graduate School of Education report found that only 32 percent of students graduate high school prepared for college. The CCSS ...
World MagazineGood writing: The missing link to good gradesWorld MagazineInspired by a method called the Common Core State Standards, teachers from New Dorp High School in Staten Island, N.Y., who have watched students falter under “new and improved”...
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Blended Schools & Tools Duncan on Digital. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Tuesday for the nation to move rapidly from printed textbooks and toward digital ones, citing global competition among the chief reasons for doing so.
But I am skeptical of his faith in the Common Core and test-score based teacher and principal evaluation as a way to bring equal opportunities to all students and make all young people globally competitive.
The College Board today announced the release of redesigned AP programs for U.S. history and physics, with a focus on reducing the amount of content coverage required to allow more time for studying key concepts in greater depth.
The new exams for both subjects will feature fewer multiple-choice questions and increase opportunities for students to apply their skills and knowledge.
In U.S. history, for instance, the number of multiple-choice questions will be chopped down from 80 to 36.
As for U.S. history, the key objectives of the changes include:
• Alignment with evolving U.S. history curriculum at the nation's top colleges and universities;
• Providing teachers and students flexibility to focus on specific historical topics, events, and issues in greater depth; and
• Increasing student practice of historical thinking skills as central to understanding history.
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