Ann Doss Helms is a reporter for the Charlotte Observer and she is following the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board retreat. Two of her tweets from the retreat are worth noting: #cmsbd members say public knows little about federal changes that will shape local education, inc. Common Core Standards … Common Core Standards are “going to hit […]
Teachers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools get their “groove on” (but not in a good way).
According to the NC Department of Public Instruction, Information for implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics is the focus of three webinars scheduled in the New Year. We hope your schedule will allow you to participate in one of the following (the webinar material is the same for each) webinars. Each will be […]
The following op-ed is the John Locke Foundation’s Daily Journal for Friday, October 28, 2011: If you thought the federal No Child Left Behind law was bad, you haven’t seen anything yet. Next year, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will introduce new curriculum standards for all public school students. This will include Common Core […]
I recently spent some time reviewing presentations from the April 2011 Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA). The CCSA is an annual conference sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI). During the conference Kitty Rutherford (NC DPI Elementary Mathematics Consultant) and Robin Barbour (NC DPI Secondary Mathematics Consultant) discussed the implementation of […]
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is asking teachers to check out the new Common Core Standards app available at iTunes. Here is a description of the app: View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core […]
By chance, I came across this 2010 quote from North Carolina’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, June Atkinson. It isn’t often that curriculum development takes front and center, but lately it has. Yesterday the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) released the draft […]