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Report: Science Standards Fall Short in Aligning to Math Common Core

Report: Science Standards Fall Short in Aligning to Math Common Core | Common Core Debate | Scoop.it
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute contends that the Next Generation Science Standards fail to adequately align with the common-core math standards.
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Granted, this is a report put forth by the Fordham Institute...

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Position Statements on the CCSS - The Reading & Writing Project

Position Statements on the CCSS - The Reading & Writing Project | Common Core Debate | Scoop.it
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The position statement by the reading and writing project may be helpful in offering a different interpretation of CCSS.  It's interesting to read the critique of a different approach to the CC that also "aligns."  I think it underscores the importance of seizing the framing of the document, curricularly speaking.  

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Dr. P. David Pearson: Research & the Common Core: Can the Romance-Survive? 2013-01-28

This presentation considers the research foundations of the Common Core State Standards, especially as it pertains to comprehension. Professor Pearson begins...
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EduCore - ASCD

EduCore - ASCD | Common Core Debate | Scoop.it
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Written by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins, two folk that are often used by our faculty with regards to backward design.  

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Common Core academic standards failing the test?

Common Core academic standards failing the test? | Common Core Debate | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama’s goal of holding all students across the U.S. to the same high academic standards may be on the verge of unraveling as states take a hard look at the more rigorous tests under development — and balk.
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It's interesting to see how this article reports on the objections to the assessments which are costly and unproven.  

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Why I Cannot Support the Common Core Standards

Why I Cannot Support the Common Core Standards | Common Core Debate | Scoop.it
I have thought long and hard about the Common Core standards. I have decided that I cannot support them. In this post, I will explain why. I have long advocated for voluntary national standards, be...
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Diane Ravitch gives a capsule version of the shadowy history of the Common Core standards.  This is a good place to start, I believe.  

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"The Common Core is Not a Curriculum"

"The Common Core is Not a Curriculum" | Common Core Debate | Scoop.it
Educator Katherine Ali explains the difference between the Common Core and a curriculum.
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Hmm.  The issue here is that the cute-sy video makes me a little more wary.  This blog is normally one that I trust and like for issues around literacy.  Notice how they separate curriculum from skills.  They posit that skills are universal, and those are the discrete bits that need to be mastered in order for success to occur.  There is also a very step-wise approach to skill acquisition and learning.  It uses some "common sense" language and expectations by using the whole addition before multiplication as a touchstone example.  This brings up another thing we need to unpack and own.  What is the relationship between "skills" and learning?  

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Teachers Hit The Books To Master New Education Standards : NPR

Teachers Hit The Books To Master New Education Standards : NPR | Common Core Debate | Scoop.it
School systems nationwide are scrambling to prepare teachers to implement new education standards known as the Common Core.
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Arizonans Against Common Core

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Just stumbled upon this.  We can review this more closely.  

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Education Week: Spotlight on Literacy and the Common Core

Education Week: Spotlight on Literacy and the Common Core | Common Core Debate | Scoop.it
Under the new common-core standards, educators are debating which literary texts should be taught in class, preparing for the rollout of new textbooks and readers, pushing literacy development across subject areas, and connecting reading and...
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Looks like a good collection of things to take a look at.  

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Editorial: The Trouble with the Common Core

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The piece that Shirin had forwarded us a while ago.  

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Arne Duncan tells newspaper editors how to report on Common Core

Arne Duncan tells newspaper editors how to report on Common Core | Common Core Debate | Scoop.it
Arne Duncan gives an impassioned defense of Common Core to a convention of American newspaper editors.
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Always suspect if we're being told how to think about something...

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