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Afternoon Annoucements: Maryland urges a move away from ‘disrepect, insubordination’ suspensions

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August 04, 2014 12:37 pm


Amid debate, states and educators are gearing up to implement the Common Core this fall, putting the student first in hopes to improve their academic standards in math and English language arts. NPR

While some state lawmakers are taking education standards into their own hands rather than implementing the Common Core, others at the state level believe Legislatures lack the know how to develop academic standards on their own.   The Washington Post

Debunking common myths and misconceptions about the Common Core State Standards. NPR

Maryland is urging its 1,450 public schools to move away from student suspensions for incidents of disrespect and insubordination as part of newly approved code-of-conduct guidelines as the Maryland State Board of Education seeks to take a more rehabilitative approach toward student misconduct and reduce racial disparities in punishment. The Washington Post

Adding 24 minutes more a day and 35 additional days a year was just one of the strategies brought in for an attempted transformation to 15 of Detroit’s failing public schools, now both educators and students are adjusting to the changes. The Hechinger Report

Three takeaways from The Colbert Report’s teacher-tenure talk featuring education advocate Campbell Brown, who helped file the tenure case, Wright vs. New York. ChalkBeat NY

Louisiana U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R) offered definitive support Friday for the Common Core State Standards , saying “I support the strong standards Louisiana now has in place and think Gov. Jindal’s attempt to start from scratch right before the new school year is very disruptive.”  The Republic

St. Hope Public Schools in Sacramento, CA has named former D.C. schools Chief Michelle Rhee as its new board chairwoman and removed Jim Scheible as its superintendent. The Sacramento Bee

From second-grade math to tenth-grade English, stories from Common Core classroom across the U.S. offer a view into how students and teachers alike are handling the new State Standards. NPR

Classroom audio system makes personalized learning ‘magic’ eSchoolNews

Get a peek into this fifth-grade Common Core lesson where Minecraft teaches Math. NPR




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