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. See the full survey results about the materials that math teachers choose, below.

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

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Common Core programs use research-based approach to help students learn reasoning, critical thinking. The Oregon State Board of Education has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready and Ready Common Core math programs for use in all K–8 classrooms across the state.

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.

CAP ‘Education Crisis’ Report Looks at Future of US Schools

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A newly-released report from the Center for American Progress has found that gains are being made in student achievement across numerous reform-oriented states and school districts. K-12 Schools Center for American Progress Common Core

What teachers need now: CCSS-aligned resources

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It’s been over a year the since the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic conducted their f irst survey of how teachers view the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) – and there’s some good news. curriculum Lesson Planning Standards Common Core

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

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As I explored the idea of technology, PBL, and the differentiated classroom I needed find some common connections and categories. any classroom, involves providing reading material for students that they can successfully read and understand.

The Business of Education Technology

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Remind co-founder Brett Kopf was replaced as CEO by Brian Grey, formerly CEO of the Bleacher Report. These are just the ones that were reported by the press, of course.). 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.

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. have reported positive impact on their classes. “I

Kids news round-up

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We are so lucky to have available an array of kid-friendly current event options, rich with instructional resources, and mostly free! Many of the articles are accompanied by a Common Core-aligned quiz designed to check for student understanding, to prompt critical thinking and to provide teachers with immediate feedback. The School edition offers assessments, standards alignment and the ability to customize instruction.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “ Colorado Education Commissioner Rich Crandall announced his resignation Thursday just four-and-a-half months into the job, shocking the state’s education community and roiling the state Department of Education as it embarks on a number of critical initiatives,” Chalkbeat Colorado reports. “ Pearson gets emergency test scoring contract from Tennessee ,” Chalkbeat reports. Via the US News & World Report : “The 2016 U.S.

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Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.” ” asks The Hechinger Report. ” asks The Hechinger Report. My response to the report. Education Politics.