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
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
You Can Try and Deny It, But Our Schools Need to Do Better Preparing Our Kids for College and Career
Like Weber, we are "sick and tired" of this debate. We too are tired of having our work cynically dismissed as a product
For California's Artesia High School, New Assessments Provide Less, Not More, Information -- at Least for Now
Most of Artesia's classes have a "data wall" to celebrate high achievement and improvement. But he's still hoping for more
All of these ideas will help us move closer to achieving the vision of Common Core implementation. But what is missing is
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.
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.
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.