common core state standards

As teachers and students around the country head back to school, I can't help but think about my own years of starting school
Our public schools are more segregated today than they were 40 years ago when integration was an explicit policy goal. The
A recent editorial suggested that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been characterized by hubris. It has hedged big bets, hoping its efforts would succeed. It's also suffered failure and for that it's been criticized as having exercised too much influence over education policy.
Garcia's respect for the role teachers play may in part be because Garcia was himself a teacher, first of physical education
Like Weber, we are "sick and tired" of this debate. We too are tired of having our work cynically dismissed as a product
Most of Artesia's classes have a "data wall" to celebrate high achievement and improvement. But he's still hoping for more
But more important than my opinions as a teacher, are the opinions that my students have shared with me about the Standards
The essence of Education ®eform has been to transform students from the object to which pedagogy is directed, into the subject that is scrutinized as a proxy measure for institutional effect.
I'd like to say "thank you," teachers. Yours is a noble profession, a critical one. Thank you for welcoming our kids into your classrooms--into your lives--day after day, with all their needs and moods and eccentricities and 'tudes.
All of these ideas will help us move closer to achieving the vision of Common Core implementation. But what is missing is
The truth is, none of this will be easy -- for students, parents or teachers. But, as my parents showed me, Latinos never shy away from hard work, especially when it means a better future for our children.
As U.S. society becomes increasingly mobile, the families of both active duty service members and veterans need a standard that allows for apples-to-apples comparisons between schools in different states. The Common Core deserve our support.
By now everyone who cares about National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results might be sick of thinking about them, in part because the 2015 results from what is often called the nation's report card were -- let's face it -- depressing.
The fact is, these standards are good for everyone. That's why none of the efforts to repeal the standards this year--that's zero--have succeeded. And for the sake of our students, I'm proud to say I'm confident they never will.
The expectations in affluent communities are far greater than getting to proficient and instead focus on AP exam scores, Tier 1 college admissions, and "Advanced Proficient" percentages. Few people outside of education actually know what "proficient" means as it relates to the recently implemented common core standards.
Ten years have passed since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and as we commemorate that fateful August day and its aftermath, we should also remember to celebrate one of the most remarkable stories of New Orleans' recovery--its students.
As the 2016 presidential race revs up, we can expect that the Common Core standards will remain the boogeyman of U.S. education. A mere mention of their name is enough to inspire terror.
A colleague and I wanted to understand how could this little school where so many kids are learning English, and so many come from low-income families, be performing toward the top of the state?
For kids who are intelligent in different ways, who develop more slowly, or who are sensitive or quirky, the educational system has been especially ineffective. Many such folks find their way outside of, or in spite of, school, but the system has always served them poorly.
The teachers didn't have to waste time filling in checklists to prove that they had met these standards because they are internalized in high-quality teaching.