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NJ To Start PARCC Standardized Tests in 2014 - newjerseynewsroom.com

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SBAC, PARCC Remain Options for Common Core Assessment Tests - Sunshine State News

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SBAC, PARCC Remain Options for Common Core Assessment Tests Sunshine State News PARCC will offer four key components for grades 3 to 11: an initial diagnostic assessment test, a midyear diagnostic assessment test, a performance-based assessment in...
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Florida hands over fiscal responsibility for PARCC - Tampabay.com (blog)

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Florida hands over fiscal responsibility for PARCC
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As Gov. Rick Scott has requested, Florida has given up its role as the fiscal agent for the PARCC testing consortium.
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Editorial: Voicing concerns on Common Core (videos) - The Journal News | LoHud.com

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Editorial: Voicing concerns on Common Core (videos)
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Week-long 'Hour of Code' campaign lures millions of US students to computer ... - Washington Post

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Teacher slams scripted Common Core lessons that must be taught 'word for word' - Washington Post (blog)

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Teacher slams scripted Common Core lessons that must be taught 'word for word'
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The Answer Sheet. Teacher slams scripted Common Core lessons that must be taught 'word for word'.
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A debate: What do international test scores tell us? - Washington Post (blog)

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Preparing for PARCC: New Jersey's Next Generation Assessment System

Dr. Brian Chinni discusses PARCC with workshop attendees Jan. 11, 2013.youtube.com
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Why It's Never Mattered That America's Schools 'Lag' Behind Other Countries ... - TechCrunch

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Excerpt: "Determination, raw intelligence, and creativity are the measures of a successful college student and employee — none of those factors are learned in school."<br><br>The case against standardized tests as a measure of ability, success and anything at all<br>
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Former education commissioner blasts Common Core process - Washington Post (blog)

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My experience with the Common Core actually started when I was asked to sign on to them before they were written.
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Former Texas Commissioner of Education:  "Then I was told, ‘Oh no no, a state that adopts Common Core must adopt in its totality the Common Core and can only add 15 percent.’ It was then that I realized that this initiative which had  been constantly portrayed as state-led and voluntary was really about control. It was about control. Then it got co-opted by the Department of Education later. And it was about control totality from some education reform groups who candidly admit their real goal here is to create a national marketplace for education products and services."

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Education activists protest, rally in scores of cities (despite the weather) - Washington Post (blog)

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Washington Post (blog) Education activists protest, rally in scores of cities (despite the weather) Washington Post (blog) Today parents, educators, students and activists around the country are staging a “Day of Action” with scores of coordinated...
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Five myths about Common Core

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Are the new education standards a federal takeover of schools?
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Arne Duncan's Common Core Threatens to Standardize Burnout -- Not Learning - Huffington Post

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Arne Duncan's Common Core Threatens to Standardize Burnout -- Not Learning Huffington Post Overworked, sleep-deprived burnouts -- that's the most likely result of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's vigorous promotion of Common Core standards,...
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Soapbox: Common Core, PARCC in schools and the vanishing virtue of America - The Coloradoan

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Newsday Soapbox: Common Core, PARCC in schools and the vanishing virtue of America The Coloradoan In the name of “21st century skills” and “college and career readiness,” the state-sponsored trojan horses Common Core and PARCC infiltrate our local...
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Massachusetts Won't Require All Schools To Give PARCC Test in 2015 - Education Week News (blog)

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Massachusetts Won't Require All Schools To Give PARCC Test in 2015
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Massachusetts has decided not to require all schools to administer the PARCC test in 2015 when it first becomes operational.
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City students improve in reading, lag in math on national test - Baltimore Sun (blog)

City students improve in reading, lag in math on national test - Baltimore Sun (blog) | PARCC -- Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers | Scoop.it
City students improve in reading, lag in math on national test Baltimore Sun (blog) Baltimore's fourth- and eighth-graders posted significant gains in reading on a rigorous national exam, but math scores declined and student achievement still lags...
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Md. test exclusion rate raises questions - Washington Post

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Md. test exclusion rate raises questions
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Pearson pays $7.7 million in Common Core settlement - Washington Post (blog)

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Pearson pays $7.7 million in Common Core settlement
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New SAT delayed to 2016 - Washington Post (blog)

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New SAT delayed to 2016
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Common Core Literacy Standards and PARCC Assessments

In this video, Nancy Sulla discusses how the Common Core State Standards are different from what teachers are used to, and gives some examples of ...youtube.com
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Smarter Balanced/PARCC Tech Assessment Guidelines-Feedback

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The link between early childhood education and PISA scores - Washington Post (blog)

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Washington Post (blog) The link between early childhood education and PISA scores Washington Post (blog) There's an interesting connection between early childhood education and the results released last week from the 2012 Program for International...

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Globally, early education has proven to be a common factor in academic achievement.  This article shares details of an international review.

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A tough critique of Common Core on early childhood education - Washington Post (blog)

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The-review A tough critique of Common Core on early childhood education Washington Post (blog) common-core2 The debate on the Common Core State Standards has in recent months centered around the issue of how much fiction high school students should...
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We reviewed the makeup of the committees that wrote and reviewed the Common Core Standards. In all, there were 135 people on those panels. Not a single one of them was a K-3 classroom teacher or early childhood professional.

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Arlington Schools tap big data to reduce dropout rate - Washington Post

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Arlington Schools tap big data to reduce dropout rate
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"A Montgomery County analysis released last year found that students could be on the path to dropping out if they had been suspended or were performing below grade level in reading or math as early as first grade."

Early Screen for dyslexia and language learning differences

Intervention: 1:1, evidence based interventions.  No whole language.  No guessing to read.

Educate Teachers about Dyslexia and Language Learning Differences

Define dyslexia and language learning differences

 

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Parents question Common Core curriculum changes - So Md News

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Parents question Common Core curriculum changes
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The founder of a protest group against the Common Core state standards, now being implemented in Maryland schools, said the new rules for teaching are too political.
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"Holstein said the school system does have concerns with special education, but the concern lies with new state tests known as PAARC, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career, and not specifically the new standards.

Special accommodations for students with special needs have been taken away for the new tests, Holstein said. That first came about last year when the accommodations were taken away for students with special needs taking the Maryland School Assessments."

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