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Superintendent of Public Instruction Erquiaga on Common Core

Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga was recently interviewed on KNPR’s State of Nevada. The interview provides context for why Nevada adopted the Common Core State Standards (minute 1:26), the potential impact on student learning (4:43), and some of the issues that have challenged Nevada’s educational system (7:52). 8 more words

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Common Core Prescription Will Not Heal Education

During my presentations, I make the case that the Common Core Standards are a prescriptive list of content standards, rather than a descriptive framework. The other night, in Santa Fe, one of my more well-known audience members disagreed, based on her opinion. 877 more words

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NYTimes Doesn't Get the Common Core

Today’s NYTimes featured a lengthy article explaining the political division within the Republican party over the Common Core, an article that repeats lots of misinformation (or perhaps DIS-information) on the Common Core. 358 more words

BC 1.8 Article of the Week with Resources #BC20

I heard about Kelly Gallagher a few summers ago during the Eastern Illinois Writing Project Summer Institute; a few teachers swore by everything that he has ever written. 496 more words

20 Day Blogging Challenge (part 1)

Day 26: The Common Core Circus in Connecticut

Connecticut knows about circuses, after all, P.T. Barnum is our native son. In an ironic choice of metaphors, David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times… 384 more words

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Connecticut Knows About the Circus Surrounding the Common Core

Connecticut knows about circuses, after all, P.T. Barnum is our native son. In an ironic choice of metaphors, David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times… 922 more words

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Three Ways to Teach Etched In Clay by Andrea Cheng

Jill Eisenberg, our Resident Literacy Expert, began her career teaching English as a Foreign Language to second through sixth graders in Yilan, Taiwan as a Fulbright Fellow. 873 more words

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