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4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

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Our efforts seem to be paying off, as all of our elementary and middle schools are rated by the state as either “shows progress” or “excels” in terms of reading and math achievement. Be sure all students meet rigorous academic standards. A new generation of state standards has been designed to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for college and a career.

Making Is Great Because It’s Chaotic. But Not Everyone Is Looking for Chaos.

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The consensus among the educators who participated in our focus groups was that making is a way for students to make order out of chaos and that this path is expectedly going to be messy. The consensus among the educators who participated in our focus groups was that making is a way for students to make order out of chaos and that this path is expectedly going to be messy. This requires meeting teachers where they are. “Messy.”

Teachers' Essential Guide to Seesaw

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Do teachers use Seesaw to teach live, like with Zoom or Google Meet? Seesaw is used by primary grade-level teachers, middle school subject area teachers, elective teachers, and after-school program teachers, but it's most often used in elementary schools.

How play is making a comeback in Kindergarten

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As kindergarten has become more widely available in the last several decades, it’s also become more academic. In some districts, full-day kindergarten schedules are packed with back-to-back academic activities and lessons. While students have lots of time to play, they also learn traditional and rigorous academic material during the school year. They had taken out all the fun to make it more academic,” Turtzo said.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

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Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. Since Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core in 2010, the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers has widened slightly – despite sweeping expectations the more rigorous standards would help eliminate disparities in academic performance. That’s a very exciting thing … watching them academically really open up.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math. Although Illinois adopted Common Core standards in 2010, Berwyn North, a kindergarten through eighth-grade district with 3,084 students , had not yet incorporated the standards when Ayala and her new assistant superintendent, Amy Zaher, were hired in 2012.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

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Today the group has swelled to 13 members and includes girls.). “We It’s made me realize how a small group can do such big things.”. A fourth-grader makes a puppet while his teammate works on writing a script at Mountain View Elementary School in Longmont, Colo. Teachers push [academic] standards into these projects,” and schools don’t “want projects where kids are just an extra set of hands.”. In addition to the group of student-employees, almost all of the St.

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How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses

The Hechinger Report

Dressed in suits and armed with pens, notebooks, and laptops, the superintendents had one specific goal as they fanned out across the classroom, interacting with students: to look for evidence that a geometry lesson was aligned to the new state math standards. one superintendent asked a group. My group told me they were ‘flipping shapes around and seeing what we get,’” one superintendent responded.

How State Reform in New Hampshire Led to Teacher Autonomy

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But at Memorial Elementary School , one of two elementary schools in New Hampshire’s Sanborn Regional School District , administrators and teachers are given the freedom to experiment with cutting-edge ideas not in spite of district and state guidelines, but because of them. Two recent state initiatives are defining a set of non academic work habits that contribute to student success , and developing a statewide performance-based assessment system.

Clinton looks to move Democrats away from ‘Education Wars’

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At a July meeting in Orlando, Florida to write the party’s platform, delegates appointed by Clinton’s main rival in the primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, pushed through a slew of amendments to the original draft, which together represent a sharp turn away from the policies of the Obama administration which used federal funding to push states to raise academic standards and to tie test scores to teacher evaluations.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Their disabilities shouldn’t keep them from achieving the same standards as their peers — and experts estimate that up to 90 percent of students with disabilities are capable of graduating high school fully prepared to tackle college or a career if they receive proper support along the way. high school with a traditional diploma, proving that his disability didn’t prevent him from meeting the same standards as his peers.

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

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Although Illinois adopted Common Core standards in 2010, Berwyn North, a kindergarten through eighth-grade district with 3,084 students , had not yet incorporated the standards when Ayala and her new assistant superintendent, Amy Zaher, were hired in 2012. One way the district is applying this standard is via “number talks,” a math practice that encourages students to discuss and critique math solutions, helping kids develop into flexible and creative mathematical thinkers.

Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target

The Hechinger Report

As is often the case, there was singing going on in Room 2 of Kenwood Elementary one Friday afternoon. A burgeoning population in Kentucky of students who are learning English combined with the adoption of more rigorous standards means efforts like Ogbe’s are ever more important. Strong language skills are key as part of the state’s Common Core standards. That makes it difficult for schools to close the achievement gap for the English learner group.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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that include rigorous, robust, and well-rounded curriculum aligned with college- and career-ready standards (as defined in this document) that cover a wide range of academic and technical knowledge and skills to ensure that students leave high school ready for college and careers. College- and career-ready standards. Information about how digital learning content assesses, teaches, and depends on (requires) common content standards such as State academic standards.

Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town

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It has made progress to topple the barriers still holding black and Hispanic students back from the same academic success as white students. They are roughly half of the students enrolled at Longview’s specialized elementary school, which has higher academic standards. We did what was best for our students while meeting the requirements of the desegregation order,” Wilcox said from his office earlier this year.

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

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I think we took for granted before what 4-year-olds were capable of doing,” said Quitman Lower Elementary Principal Amanda Allen, listing some skills the youngest learners are impressing her with: advanced vocabularies, number recognition, self-motivation. “It’s 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. In 2017, Mississippi met nine of those 10 standards.