School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

Check out their book titled Beyond Core Expectations: A Schoolwide Framework for Serving the Not-So-Common Learner published by Corwin. Why we have chosen to title this work Beyond Core Expectations is twofold. Who Are the Not-So-Common Learners?

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. John Cradler is a legislative policy consultant with CUE and works with the CUE board, staff, and Legislative Advocacy Committee to advise on policy, legislation, and other public initiatives to support CUE’s mission and vision.

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ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

ISTE NETS & the Common Core I recently ended that four year elected term on the ISTE Board of Directors and as I reflect upon my service, participation, and accomplishments balanced with Glenda''s comment, I can say that if that was the sole standard of success - I failed!

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

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We suggest that the state guarantee this by drafting rigorous standards (consistent with the Common Core, at least here in California) reflected on two smooth curves, one for literacy and one for numeracy, starting in kindergarten and ending in 12 th grade.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

The 4-Letter Word You Need to Know—and How Teachers and Administrators Can Embrace Data Literacy

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Brennan McMahon Parton, Data Quality Campaign ’s associate director of state policy and advocacy, recently spoke with him about data literacy for teachers. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies Personalized Learning Assessment Driven Curriculum Core Curriculum Common Core State Standards Differentiated Learning Data and ResearchJosh Parker is an instructional coach at District of Columbia Public Schools.

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How CUE Will Help Guide ESSA in California

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For more information about CUE’s Legislative Platform and efforts, visit CUE’s Legislative Advocacy page. Advocacy Connected Educator CUE News ACSA CDE CETPA ESSA TICAL

Trump names school-choice advocate DeVos to his cabinet, ushering in a new era in education

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Most notably, the foundation funded the American Federation for Children, an advocacy group focused on supporting school-choice initiatives and supporting candidates who back school choice. Opposition to the Common Core.

Student voice: My journey from Kentucky’s rural poverty to Wellesley — and across the empathy gap

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Related: More than five years after adopting Common Core, Kentucky’s black-white achievement gap is widening. Related: Lessons from the principal of a Kentucky school that went from one of the worst to one of the best under Common Core.

OPINION: The Opt Out movement is gaining ground, quietly

The Hechinger Report

Standardized testing is a common feature in K-12 schooling in the United States, with federal legislation requiring since 2002 that states test virtually all children in grades 3-8 in mathematics and English language arts.

As states push for news ways of learning, some kids and parents feel left behind

The Hechinger Report

The already converted policymakers, school leaders and teachers ready to transform traditional schooling came to this annual conference last week from around the world to share a common refrain: Out with the old.

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If public education is ever going to meet the needs of low-income students, ideas for change must get beyond the constant war of words fueled by advocacy journalism, partisan blogging and fake news.

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What We Know About Betsy DeVos, Trump's Pick for Education Secretary

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Here’s where she stands on a few key issues: DeVos doesn’t support Common Core : “Many of you are asking about Common Core. She supports charter school expansion : DeVos and her husband established the Great Lakes Education Project , an advocacy group for school choice that was instrumental in getting Michigan to abandon plans to regulate charter schools earlier this year. President-elect Donald J.

New York’s upstate cities have some of the worst schools in the country

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If it were using a Common Core test, for example, New York City could be compared to other rapidly gentrifying cities like San Francisco, Washington and Boston. Related: How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

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LA101x: Library Advocacy Unshushed. Common Core in Action: Math Classroom Challenges- Using Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction. Common Core in Action II: Exploring Literacy Design Collaborative Tools. 50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015.

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STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

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I also definitely want to be heavily involved in advocacy for young black youth, or, for youth in general, and just promoting student leadership. Student Voices. What do kids really think about school? How would they change it?

District says 24 credits and a D-minus average aren’t good enough

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Related: Personalized learning and Common Core: Mortal enemies? Windsor Locks parents routinely refer to these communication and self-advocacy skills in describing the impact of the model, which ties into a more systemic shift in the district. WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn.

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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During her administrative tenure, Dr. Removcik has led professional development trainings on several state initiatives including Common Core Standards, educator effectiveness, and data analysis. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

5 Free Summer Professional Development Resources from ASCD

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The EduCore ™ digital tool — This digital tool is a repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents that help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards. educators implementing the Common Core State Standards in both mathematics and literacy. ASCD’s policy page —This one-stop shop for educators interested in advocacy and education policy offers tips on how to get informed, get involved, and make a difference.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Viral videos weren’t new this decade, but the popularity of cellphones, along with the introduction of social media and its associated incentives to “go viral,” meant that viral videos became more common.

My son has Asperger’s and wants to attend a rigorous college— why shouldn’t he?

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Related: “It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky. Self-advocacy—which we know is key from the experiences of colleges actively courting students on the spectrum–is built into every step.

Democrats speak up about tots and college students, but say less on K-12 issues

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Almost no speaker, including Clinton, addressed such contentious issues as charter schools, excessive testing, the achievement gap, the technology-access gap, Common Core standards and the current racial segregation in so many of the nation’s schools.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

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But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common. And the lessons about independence and self-advocacy lead to kids who know how and when to ask for help. Students at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona, spend a portion of their school day working on laptops.

You Can Still Search Thinkfinity’s Digital Content Resources …. Learn How

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You will discover that it aligns to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the STEM Educational Quality Framework, and Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. A click on resources will bring up a host of ideas including advocacy, programs, statistics, and STEM news.

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Amazon, Ed. Organizations Launch Blitz for “Growth Mindset” in Math

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The belief that students benefit academically from having a “ growth mindset ” has spread quickly from the research arena to classrooms, and now education companies selling tech products to schools and advocacy organizations are aggressively promoting the concept, too.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Indeed, despite the buzz around personalized learning, there’s no simple recipe for success, and the common ingredients — such as adaptive-learning technology and student control over learning — can backfire if poorly implemented.

The Business of Education Technology

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” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. In part, their struggles are a result of controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards, which were supposed to streamline and procurement the development of curriculum and assessment. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

A solution as obvious as it is rare: Making high school graduates ready for college

The Hechinger Report

Half a million, or about one in four, show up on campuses each fall not ready to take college courses in math or English, according to the advocacy organization Education Reform Now.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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 Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

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based education reform advocacy group. For more, check out this story about personalized learning and Common Core by Sarah Garland. By NICHOLE DOBO, The Hechinger Report. By design, some students go through two years of kindergarten in Middletown, New York. People associate repeating grades with disastrous consequences.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Ally is designed to integrate with a school district’s existing LMS and automatically runs class materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. In the zSpace supplement, learners will be introduced to zSpace components, terminology and core concepts.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Patrick Farenga is a leading and unique authority on homeschooling, bringing more than 30 years of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help parents and children learn in their own ways.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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An advocacy for libertarian politics – think Peter Thiel (a Stanford graduate) now advising Donald Trump. Yet, as was noted earlier, one of the core characteristics of hegemony is the ability of dominant ideologies to permeate commonsensical understandings and meaning.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” I’m a little surprised that either of these women – both Democrats, both Common Core supporters, if nothing else – would be under serious consideration. is disappointed in Common Core. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The American Civil Liberties Union this week declared its opposition to a federal database of student-level outcomes in a letter signed by a handful of education advocacy groups.” President-Elect Trump.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” “New study raises concerns about impact of automated social media advocacy on education coverage,” says Alexander Russo. Robots hate the Common Core. Education Politics.