Making the case for common K-12 standards

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In this ever-dynamic landscape, “commonstandards for education seemingly get a bad rap, but they’re useful, particularly for the development and distribution of open education resources (OER). The key to creating and curating great OER that will survive the choppy waters of policy changes is to maintain education standards that can operate independently from Common Core, or any state or federally mandated standards. Types of Standard Alignment.

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Why Efforts to Improve Teacher Productivity and Efficiency May Not Pay Off

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From this perspective, the strategic use of professional development can be seen as equivalent to the specialized training that workers receive in other industries. Investments in teacher training programs when new state standards or social-emotional learning programs are rolled out are recent examples where statewide decisions shape local choices.

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

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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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Writing Is Still How We Communicate

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Among the biggest changes the Common Core Standards require is the shift in the burden of general literacy. And this has levied untold damage on student academic progress. And here we are, and the Common Core Standards (no matter what you might think of them) are asking all teachers to teach writing. Culture and industry. It needn’t be some blank, sterile, and academic form that makes students wail and teachers squirm.

Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act will Change U.S. Educational Policy

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Higher standards are right. have expressed frustration with No Child Left Behind, an educational policy that has been derided by educators as placing too much emphasis on standardized testing and failing to address racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps. Furthermore, No Child Left Behind’s one-size-fits-all method of evaluating schools has been criticized as incentivizing low academic standards.

After years of neglect, Mississippi takes baby steps to boost school readiness

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Wright and pre-K advocates argue that more investment in early education via programs like that at Quitman could put kids on a stronger academic path at an early age. Many residents here work in the town’s industrial corridor, making boxes and Styrofoam cups, just a mile away from the elementary school. Pre-K also teaches important non-academic skills, like how to hold a pencil, pay attention and get along with peers. In 2017, Mississippi met nine of those 10 standards.