Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

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And while the materials he uses match his students’ level of English proficiency, Brock said he sometimes feels like he’s insulting their intelligence. Research has shown that a majority of the educators who teach English-language learners (ELLs) are creating their own instructional materials — often with little oversight — that don’t necessarily match the student’s grade level or the rigor required by state academic standards.

Gates Foundation CEO Admits Underestimating Common-Core Challenges

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In a letter posted today on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s website , chief executive officer Sue Desmond-Hellman acknowledged that the group had made some miscalculations regarding implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Teachers around the country also complained that they lacked the instructional materials and professional development necessary to use the standards effectively in their classrooms. . By Guest Blogger Liana Heitin.

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Teachers in Common-Core States Have Big Say in Choosing Resources, Report Suggests

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Teachers of math and English/language arts in states following the common-core standards are playing a strong role in developing or selecting the classroom resources they use, a report has found. More than 90 percent of math educators surveyed on the report, for instance, said they either selected or developed their own materials. And many teachers at the elementary level said they used those self-selected or developed materials frequently–at least once a week.

Curriculum Associates Sponsors the Council of the Great City Schools’ Inaugural Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice

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Former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan presented the Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice to Casserly during a virtual award ceremony at the CGCS’s Legislative/Policy Conference.

Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)

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All of these players, new and old, are operating in a stable yet fragmented market, finding product-market fit in school systems’ existing market segments: core, supplemental, and assessment. (I If you bucket all instructional materialscore plus a broad view of “supplemental”—you have an estimated $6 billion instructional materials market. Several years ago, two of the “Big Three” integrated their supplemental and core sales forces.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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The state is reviewing new science instructional materials for the first time in 12 years to help science teachers succeed in teaching students the latest standards. The California Department of Education (CDE) accepted submissions for science material adoption for grades K-8 this spring and will make recommendations for materials adoptions this month for formal adoption in the fall.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via NPR : “ Wyoming School District Stalls On Transgender Student Policy.” ” Speaking of openwashing : “ Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core , Rise of ‘Open’ Resources.” The company, which provides public radio and related instructional materials to classrooms, has raised $1.55 From iNACOL: “ Promising State Policies for Personalized Learning.” Education Politics. “ U.S.

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” The group in question: the Council for National Policy. ” Via Univision : “How White House advisor Stephen Miller went from pestering Hispanic students to designing Trump’s immigration policy.” Citing Border Policies , Safety.” ” Via Education Week : “ New Online Tool Aims to Help K–12 Leaders Choose Instructional Materials.” Education Politics.