Lynne Taylor: Have you heard of new positions in your States for Deputy Superintendents? These leaders are appointed solely by your current State Superintendent.
In their “Future of Learning” series The Hechinger Report takes a look at a fourth-grade math classroom using “mastery-based learning.” The future is bleak.
Anti-Common Core candidates saw several victories in Governor races, state school chief races, school board races, and in state legislatures.
The North Carolina Common Core Review Commission in their final recommendations made modest changes which is not what Common Core opposition is looking for.
We wanted to provide a complete list in one location of all the states that have pulled out of either Smarter Balanced or PARCC, as well as, states that are considering it. States that have pulled out of their Assessment Consortium: Utah (Smarter Balanced) – http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile/54627081-68/utah-state-standards-consortium.html.csp Oklahoma (PARCC) – http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-assessments/oklahoma-pulls-out-of-parcc/ (the Tulsa World article is […]
The Raleigh News & Observer published a story yesterday entitled “Common Core backlash casts shadow on future testing in NC.” Sounds dramatic doesn’t it? Basically the North Carolina Legislature threw a monkey wrench in the North Carolina State Board of Education’s plans by not funding the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Those pesky legislators! An excerpt: North […]
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 […]