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King of Common Core: 4 Key Things to Know About the New Education Secretary

John King Jr., a leading advocate of the controversial Common Core education standards and student databases, will have a ceremonial swearing in Wednesday by Vice President Joe Biden.<p>He will likely be serving less than a year in the job, taking over from former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, …

A revealing new twist in the Common Core state standards controversy

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>And now we come full circle in the academic standards debate.<p>A committee in the Michigan Senate has approved a bill that would require the state to drop the Common Core state standards, a move that a number …

N.J. revises, renames Common Core academic standards

TRENTON -- Nearly a year after Gov. Chris Christie declared that Common Core academic standards were "simply not working" in New Jersey, the state …

Governor, challenger call for end to Common Core, SAGE testing

SALT LAKE CITY — Both Gov. Gary Herbert and his re-election challenger, Jonathan Johnson, called for the end of SAGE testing and Utah's use of the …

Education

Results Are in: Common Core Fails Tests and Kids

<b>The Measurement</b><p>According to its website, "The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas." Its mandate to test was included in the original No Child Left …

'Everyday Math' among curricula failing to meet Common Core standards

Dive Brief:<p>According to EdReports.org, textbooks that support "Everyday Math," a popular K-6 math curriculum, and three other mathematics curricula …

Common Core

Back off parents: It’s not your job to teach Common Core math | Commentary

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Here’s The Video Of Our Ed Week Webinar On ELLs & The Common Core

Education Week just published the video of our Webinar on ELLs & The Common Core, which we did in conjunction with the publication of our new book,</i> …

Webinars

What I Learned Making Common Core Videos With State Teachers of the Year: The Assumptions Are Wrong

By onMay 18, 2016 4:16 PM<p>By Joe Fatheree<p>As a teacher, I often hear two long-standing negative assumptions about the Common Core States Standards. The …

Teaching

When Your Child With Autism Has Trouble Making Friends

<i>Babble is partnering with PACER Center to help parents better understand and navigate the needs of children with mental health and behavior issues.</i> …

Alternative Tests Aligned With Common Core Find Niche in Special Ed.

Assessments manage to avoid common-core maelstrom<p>By Christina A. Samuels<p>While intense political pressure has prompted several states to move away …

Education

How to Help a Dyslexic Student in a General Education Classroom – Part I

From the Connecticut Longitudinal Study, up to 1 in 6 students are dyslexic, but only a minority of these students will be found in special education …

Special Education 30 Days of Play for Children with Autism (Structured Play)

Special Education 30 Days of Play for Children with Special Needs (Structured Play) - Spring.<p>This is part of the Structured Play Series. Please see …

PowerSchool acquires TIENET

PowerSchool now offers comprehensive tracking, providing individualized instruction paths, and monitoring progress of the entire Individualized …

5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

Special Education<p>Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but …

Autistic Kids Can Thrive in Integrated Classrooms

Since 1975, the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, schools have been legally responsible to provide good quality education …

Dyslexia and the Power of Teacher Expectations

By onMay 16, 2016 3:17 PM<p>Last week, The Senate Committee on Education hosted a hearing entitled "Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of …

Teaching

16 Teacher Hacks for Making Data Collection a Piece of Cake

<i>This blog is sponsored by Apperson, a company dedicated to making assessment easier for educators.</i> <i>Click here to learn more about our special,</i> …

What Your Child Needs to Know Before Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a scary transition for kids and adults alike. Nearly every parent wonders, “<i>Is my child ready?”</i> I’m quite certain almost every parent …

Kindergarten readiness: It’s not just what, but also how children need to learn

All children can learn. As educators, this is one of the most fundamental principles that we hold on to. Yet, the majority of children that begin …

4 Things Worse Than Not Learning To Read In Kindergarten

The year Sam started kindergarten, he turned 6 in October. He was one of the oldest children in his class, and he didn't know how to read. When he started first grade he was almost 7, and he still didn't know how to read. Fortunately for Sam, he entered first grade in 1999. And his teachers, Mrs. …

Kindergarten

Is Pre-K Really Necessary?

Pre-K is a modern invention. Kindergarten used to be the first year of school and now little ones often go to pre-k at three or even two. Setting the day care needs aside for working parents, what's the verdict on letting your 2-5 year old stay at home, play with peers, spend lots of time with a …

Open Thread: “This isn’t Kindergarten” – Balloon Juice

Though, sometimes… https://t.co/sn0Osd7to7 pic.twitter.com/AuAyI9Z62U<p>— Lisa Tozzi (@lisatozzi) May 16, 2016<p>… If only because kindergarteners are …

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