common core state standards

A lot has happened since Antonio took the podium. The new law compels states to start drafting state-wide plans for the implementation
Six years after the release of our first national standards, the Common Core, and the new federal tests that accompanied
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.
"We had a principal who didn't believe our kids could learn," said math teacher Sharon Pollock about the previous principal
  That seems to be the tack taken by education bloggers Mark Weber and Alan Singer, who were both frothing recently about
To those worried about students taking too many tests, this was probably a welcome move. But for educators who used the old
Instead of just learning about the difference between adjectives and adverbs, or memorizing the definitions of similes and
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.
As a high school English teacher, I often tell my students that good readers read like "detectives"--they use textual evidence