Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kentucky Teacher of the Year and NEA Master Teacher Lauds Online Lesson Plan to Meet Common Core State Standards

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By Janet Mednik Some may think that a state Teacher of the Year has all the answers, but Kristal Doolin, Kentucky’s top educator in 2013, knows that the classroom is a hotbed for vexing questions. Fortunately, she understands that the answers to tough questions, including the best ways to implement Common Core State Standards (CCSS), [...]

Experts Discuss the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Common Core Rollout

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By Tim Walker Three years ago, very few education leaders and experts predicted that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) would become one of the hottest political footballs of 2014. While a certain degree of controversy was inevitable, the intensity has caught many off-guard. And recently, the comedian Louis C.K. brought the attention to a [...]

NEA President: We Need a Course Correction on Common Core

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By Dennis Van Roekel During my 23 years as a high school math teacher, I learned some important lessons.  One of the most important was that effective teaching and learning required me at times to be the teacher and at other times, the student. I listened closely to my students because they were the ones [...]

Educators Being Heard on Common Core Implementation

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By Tim Walker In January, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) rebuked the state’s deeply flawed Common Core implementation by voting to withdraw its support of the standards as implemented. NYSUT’s dramatic decision reverberated across the nation. State officials have been put on notice: Implementation must be done with us, not to us. Without a [...]

Common Core’s Role in Building Global Competencies

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By Edward Graham As schools and districts across the country begin to implement the Common Core State Standards, experts say that a focus on global learning must be a key component in the continued advancement of America’s public schools. “The Common Core is potentially a launching pad for developing global competence, and by the same [...]

The Common Core Doesn’t Cut Literature – It Complements It

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By Cindy Long When it comes to fiction versus nonfiction, the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts isn’t “an either or thing,” says Marfè Ferguson Delano, a nonfiction children’s book writer whose books often connect her young readers to novels on the subjects she writes about. “They’re both page turners.” Delano [...]