Daily Dish: Breaking Down Common Core Criticism

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November 30, 2015 02:25 pm

EdNews

We’re back today with several opinion pieces on Common Core, focused on breaking down criticism of the standards.

Massachusetts’ decision to create its own test, a hybrid of the state’s current test, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test (MCAS), and the Common Core-aligned Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), was perceived as a “rejection” of Common Core by the state. The New York Times noted the significance of this decision since the state is considered a leader in education reform, and the adoption of Common Core State Standards in Massachusetts was seen as “validation of the Common Core and the multistate test.” However, Mitchell D. Chester, Massachusetts’ commissioner of education, dismissed this notion that the decision to create a new test is a rejection in a letter to the editor in the Times.

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Daily Dish: Accountability in #ESEA Reauthorization – Implications for Underserved Students

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November 23, 2015 03:06 pm

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A Washington Post article, The fight over K-12 education appears headed back to the states, explores the shift in power from the federal government to the states that would occur with the passing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB). As reporter Lyndsey Layton notes, the new law breaks down the current federal accountability system, which determined measures of success for K-12 public schools, set actions to be taken to improve struggling schools, and enforced penalties on schools and states that did not make progress. With the passing of ESEA, “decisions about how to identify successful and struggling schools and teachers, how much weight to give to test scores, and how and when to intervene in struggling schools will be left to each state,” Layton writes.

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Achievement Gap, Elementary & Secondary Education Act

Daily Dish: An #ESEA Update and Common Core News Highlights

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November 19, 2015 02:47 pm

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Today the Conference Committee for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) passed a bipartisan framework of the bill, currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), by a vote of 38-1, with only Senator Rand Paul opposing. The compromise legislation merges the two different education bills that were passed in the House and the Senate this past summer. The House will vote on the bill on December 2 or 3.  More information from Education Week.

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Daily Dish: Aiding Underserved Students Including Women of Color, Native American Children, and Immigrant Communities

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November 18, 2015 01:24 pm

STEMGirl

Across the country, efforts to support students in traditionally underserved subgroups are underway, including female students of color, Native American children, and students in immigrant communities in New York City.

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Achievement Gap, STEM, Students of Color

Daily Dish: Exploring Ways to Student Improvement – Innovation, Role-Play, Reading, and Emotional Learning

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November 17, 2015 05:52 pm

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Today’s Dish explores several news pieces on the topic of student improvement, but ranging in methods from encouraging innovation, promoting active learning through role-play, additional daily reading time, and through social and emotional learning skills.

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Technology

Core of the Matter: Kentucky’s Story of Collaboration and Student Success (#CoreMatters)

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November 17, 2015 01:17 pm

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The following blog post is another in the Alliance’s“Core of the Matter” blog series focusing on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and struggling students. It was written by Dr. Terry Holliday, former Kentucky Commissioner of Education and President of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Kentucky has long been a pioneer of standards-based reform. In 2009, the Kentucky General Assembly continued that tradition by passing Senate Bill 1, which placed Kentucky at the front of the education reform efforts focused on college readiness. That legislation required the Kentucky Department of Education, Council for Postsecondary Education, and the Education Professional Standards Board to collaborate in the development of college-ready standards, aligned assessments, accountability models, and professional development for educators to implement the legislation.

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College & Career Readiness, Common Core Equity Series, Kentucky, Students of Color

Daily Dish: Common Core in the News – PARCC Scores, Breaking Down Common Core Myths, and Student Data Collection

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November 16, 2015 05:43 pm

EdNews

There’s a lot buzzing in the news on Common Core, including test results, breaking down misconceptions about the standards, and resources to view and understand scores.

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California, Colorado, New Jersey