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Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush Lock Horns On Common Core

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

The two Republican candidates from Florida exchanged barbs about Common Core educational standards during Thursday night's GOP presidential debate. S...

The PARCC Race to the Top Contract and Its 26 State MOUs

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 08.03.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

When the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) applied for Race to the Top (RTTT) funding on June 30, 2010, it submitted this 1,609-page application.

What's in Store With Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 08.02.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

My advice to teachers and school administrators this fall is to ignore the unit sequence in the Common Core aligned ELA curriculum. If someone complains, explain that you think it is more important that the ELA and social studies curriculum be coordinated so they make sense and support student learning.

Conservative Jeffco School Board Member Sees Threat of Nazis Somewhere

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.24.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Jeffco School Board member Julie Williams, who's facing a recall campaign to remove her from office, hopped on her Facebook page July 14 and shared a ...

Why America Demonizes its Teachers -- Part 5: What's Wrong With Standardized Testing?

Frank Breslin | Posted 07.23.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

No other advanced nation in the world evaluates its teachers on test scores or subjects it children to relentless testing and calls it "education"! Why, then, does America? The answer is simple -- there's money in it!

Pearson Takes Big Hit in Continuing War Over Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Last week Pearson lost its 40 to 50 million dollar contract to provide 3rd through 8th grade Common Core aligned high-stakes tests in New York State.

The False Promise of Core Knowledge

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 07.07.2016 | Education
Nicholas Tampio

The Common Core famously emphasizes evidence-based reading and writing. For Common Core assignments and exams, students only get full credit if they answer questions using evidence from the passage under consideration. Why?

Heeding Student Voices on PARCC

Teach Plus | Posted 07.07.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

As a teacher, I find PARCC to be a better assessment; my students agreed. Perhaps it is time that all adults -- educators, parents, policy makers -- listen and do what our children are suggesting.

Lisa Holton Talks Common Core on Mondays with Marlo

Posted 07.02.2015 | Home

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies linked with Common Core. Lisa expl...

Questor Marketing Research Advises Pearson Investors to SELL

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Sounds like Pearson CEO Fallon should have spent more time on US K-12 Education Plan B at least two years ago. At least.

What Do Parents Think About the Common Core?

TNTP | Posted 07.02.2016 | Education
TNTP

By Laura Strait, Guest Blogger As a teacher at Aspire ERES Academy in Oakland, California, I know firsthand how challenging it is to raise standards...

How Can Every Student Reach Their Learning Capacity?

Posted 06.30.2015 | Home

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. One aspect of Comm...

Who Does Not Like Common Core?

Posted 07.02.2015 | Home

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. Common Core has re...

Do Video Games Help Kids Learn?

Posted 06.29.2015 | Home

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. One aspect of Comm...

What Are Common Core Standards?

Posted 06.29.2015 | Home

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. One aspect of Comm...

Why Is Technology So Addictive To Kids?

Posted 07.02.2015 | Home

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. One problem that e...

How Do Reality Games Help With Your Child's Learning?

Posted 06.29.2015 | Home

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. One aspect of Comm...

Treating Kids Like Hamburgers, Pearson Exec 'Fesses' Up

Alan Singer | Posted 06.25.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

You can't make this stuff up. On June 23, 2015 the New York Times reported on Pearson mass Common Core grading centers where a college degree but no special knowledge is required to grade tests and temporary employees make between $12 and $14 an hour plus small bonuses if they "hit daily quality and volume targets."

Bobby Jindal Becomes 13th GOP Candidate

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But Jindal's time might have passed -- if it ever even existed. He's not as fresh a face on the political scene as he once was.

Privatizing Primer

Peter Greene | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
Peter Greene

There are many threads to the reformy movement in education, but perhaps the most predominant one is the push for privatization. Many folks look at education and they just see a gigantic pile of money that has previously gone untouched.

The End of EPGY--Or, One Fewer Common Core Escape Route

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 06.22.2016 | Education
Nicholas Tampio

A few years ago, the students at the local elementary school took an exam for admission to EPGY, a math enrichment program run by Stanford University. Our son earned admission and has subsequently worked independently on online math assignments and met monthly with other students in the program.

How I Learned To Truly Value My Students -- And It Has Nothing To Do With Common Core

Josh Parker | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices
Josh Parker

The summer after my first year of teaching was a relief. And a surprise. Upon receiving the results of my students' language arts tests at the state, district and local levels, I found that my good intentions as a teacher did not equal student success.

Teacher Certification SNAFU: Judge Rules NYS Exams are Racially Biased

Alan Singer | Posted 06.18.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

There is no foolproof way to evaluate prospective teachers or anybody else for that matter. People have bad hair days and perform below expectation. Life also interferes with work and sometimes people do not develop as expected.

Real Education Is the Apple, Not the (Common) Core

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

If you hope your child might be a great scientist, let her loose in the woods for hours every day. The greatest irony of the current, uniform approach to education is that it deprives children of the very experiences that are conveyed in the symbolic notations they are supposed to care about!

Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush could wind up being America's next president. That's a statement that my fingers would actually refuse to type for several other Republicans, just because attempting to substitute "Donald Trump" or "Carly Fiorina" in that sentence would be so downright laughable.