Helping Diverse Learners Master The Common Core

On November 2, 2013, in Common Core, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From the Editorial Projects in Education “Moving beyond the Mainstream-  Helping Diverse Learners Master the Common Core”. Find it here.

Science Standards Challenges Envisioned for Next-Generation Science Tests

On October 7, 2013, in Common Core, News & Events, STEM, by Shannon Hillman

Amidst growing fights over Common Core standards and tests for math and English, the common science standards have been quietly gaining steam. But some experts predict that measuring student progress under these standards may require even more testing innovation than the Common Core. So far, seven states have adopted the Next-Generation Science Standards. See an […]

Three Ways to Derail the Common Core Standards

On October 3, 2013, in Common Core, by Shannon Hillman

Without structural change in schools, the Common Core Standards are doomed. There is little doubt that the Common Core standards push schools, teachers and students to more inquiry-based, deeper understandings than many traditional standards. The Common Core model implies groups of students working together to examine concepts and problems. The teacher is less the “Sage […]

Early Learning and Vocabulary

On February 12, 2013, in Common Core, Early Learning, by admin

Researchers in Michigan have found that an emphasis on vocabulary for early learners could be essential in closing the gap for Common Core State Standards, reports Sarah D. Sparks from Education Week. The study’s authors, Susan B. Neuman and Tanya S. Wright, “analyzed how kindergarten educators choose and teach new words, both in the instruction […]

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can
take care of it!

Affiliation

Educational Policy Alliance
University of Hawaii
College of Education
Curriculum Research and Development Group