Category Archives: Common Core

US Secretary of Education Arne on Common Core

Source: Mashable, Aug 2013 Duncan stressed the need to prepare students to compete in an increasingly demanding global job market. In terms of content and standards, Duncan suggested adding subjects such ascomputer science, foreign language and financial literacy to the core curriculum. He adamantly defended the Common Core standards as a way for the U.S. …

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Preparing for the Common Core

Source: NYTimes, Aug 2013 Last year Kentucky became the first state to give new math and reading tests based on the Common Core, and as in New York, the levels of students deemed proficient fell sharply compared with a year earlier. Supporters of the new standards say critics are too impatient. “It’s going to take …

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Accelerating Summer Learning

Source: StateImpactNPR, Jul 2013 In the three months that they’re out of school, most kids lose some of what they learned in the school year. On average, students start school in the fall about a month behind where they left off in the spring. Research shows that kids from low-income, minority schools lose disproportionately more …

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