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Common Core Needs a Czar

Common Core Needs a Czar | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been a mess and has put these standards at risk of survival.
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"The problem is not the standards; it is the implementation and the bureaucratic desire to standardize everything about the education process from lesson plans to testing. This must stop. Policy needs to change. Administrators must adjust practices. Teachers must be respected. The accountability system has to be overhauled or Common Core State Standards are doomed for failure."

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Making It Work—First Steps to Common Core Integration | Literacy in Learning Exchange

Making It Work—First Steps to Common Core Integration | Literacy in Learning Exchange | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
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Beware of Fragmentation in Educator Effectiveness and Common Core Implementation

Beware of Fragmentation in Educator Effectiveness and Common Core Implementation | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
A recent report calls for deeper integration of educator effectiveness, Common Core standards, and professional learning. Joellen Killion explores how to weave these three components together.
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Excellent article and discussion for education policy makers at the district and state level.

 

Especially appreciate... "Educator effectiveness systems for teachers, for example, have focused on general teaching practices applicable to all disciplines without attention to the content-specific pedagogy needed to realize deep implementation of Common Core standards. "

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Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common Core Achievement | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common Core Achievement | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
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