Math Problems: Knowing, Doing, and Explaining Your Answer

K-12 Schools - Education News

At a middle school in California, the state testing in math was underway via the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exam. The Common Core math standards, adopted in 45 states and reflected in Common Core-aligned tests like the SBAC and the PARCC, take understanding to a whole new level “Students who lack understanding of a topic may rely on procedures too heavily,” states the Common Core website. “… But what does mathematical understanding look like?”

OPINION: How top charter schools became an ‘afterthought’ in one state

The Hechinger Report

The decline has accelerated, and results from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) have pushed the state into the “learn-from-our-mistakes” category. In 2007, Massachusetts eighth-graders even tied for first in the world on international science testing.

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An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

The class reads about Common Core and completes a few samples of Common Core assessment questions to understand the student and teacher experience using these materials. Then as a group, we try on different perspectives and opinions of how Common Core assessments are shifting the focus of American education. The most effective educational tools and services are ones developed and informed by those with firsthand experience in schools.

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From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

Edsurge

In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Let's examine these two issues: Silos You can find OER in dedicated online repositories including OpenEd , Curriki , and OER Commons. Several software companies have their own repositories, such as Microsoft’s Docs.com, Schoology’s public resources, Canvas Commons, and more. were part of the Common Core initiative, but several have dropped this school year.)

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The Thin Line Between Critical Literacy and New Literacies

Reading By Example

Yet the common threads between critical literacy and new literacies are hard to ignore. Teaching Digital Literacies for the Common Core: What Results From New Assessments Tell Us. 2007). This is another reaction I wrote to assigned reading for the graduate course I am taking through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Technology and School Leadership. Enjoy!

The Thin Line Between Critical Literacy and New Literacies

Reading By Example

Yet the common threads between critical literacy and new literacies are hard to ignore. Teaching Digital Literacies for the Common Core: What Results From New Assessments Tell Us. 2007). This is another reaction I wrote to assigned reading for the graduate course I am taking through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Technology and School Leadership. Enjoy!

How little is too little money for schools?

The Hechinger Report

They were also given a common planning period to discuss student progress and problems and consider ways to make lessons more rigorous and engaging. percent in 2007. The district also embraced the new Common Core standards, despite controversy elsewhere. A series of meetings with parents and community members preceding Superintendent Lane’s taking over the job had a common theme. percent in 2007. KANSAS CITY, Kan. —

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

The Hechinger Report

Students spend five consecutive instructional days in core classes like math and English, and then switch over to five consecutive days in their vocational programs. That there aren’t enough seats in schools like Essex Tech for every student who wants one is a credit to the model, and to career and technical education’s evolution, said David Driscoll, who served as Massachusetts’ education commissioner from 1999 to 2007. HATHORNE, Mass. —

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A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

Packnett is also a 2007 Teach for America corps member, worked on Capitol Hill on the organization's behalf and is the current executive director of St. I think I often find myself in common cause with people who, if we dug into the weeds, we might not agree on everything and that's OK. She introduced Common Core-aligned concepts of reasoning, evidence and primary sources. His family is from Ghana, and he served with TFA in Philadelphia starting in 2007. "I

A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

Packnett is also a 2007 Teach for America corps member, worked on Capitol Hill on the organization's behalf and is the current executive director of St. I think I often find myself in common cause with people who, if we dug into the weeds, we might not agree on everything and that's OK. She introduced Common Core-aligned concepts of reasoning, evidence and primary sources. His family is from Ghana, and he served with TFA in Philadelphia starting in 2007. "I

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

There was some talk that, despite being vociferously anti-union , Michelle Rhee’s support for the Common Core was allegedly a deal-breaker. Of course, DeVos has supported groups that back the Common Core in the past, including Jeb Bush ’s Foundation for Excellence in Education. ” Via The New York Times : “Where Donald Trump Stands on School Choice , Student Debt and Common Core.” Presidential-Elect Donald J. Trump.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Despite predictions that badges would be the “ new credential ” and that we were looking at a “ Future Full of Badges ,” it’s not clear that digital badges have provided us with a really meaningful way to assess skills or expertise.