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Afternoon Announcements: Common Core Standards Transforming Classrooms in Idaho

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June 03, 2013 08:20 pm

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According to a recent Gallup report, high school teachings often don’t instill 21st-century skills in students, such as collaboration and real-world problem solving. The report found that only 22 percent of students say that teachers prompt them to use what they have learned in real world problems. High School Notes

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Atlanta at the end of last week. He addressed the annual meeting of the nation’s black mayors. He discussed the Obama administrations plans to finding the money needed to fund a national expansion of early learning programs. CBS Atlanta

Do school suspensions deter poor behavior, or simply keep some students from reaching their potential? California has recently become a battleground state for this discussion, and other states are following suit. Some of the offenses that have led to suspensions include trivial issues such as bringing a cell phone to school and public displays of affection. NPR

The Common Core State Standards present an opportunity to transform classrooms for the better. In one Idaho classroom, students use their math education to solve real world problems instead of simply solving rote equations and problems. Idaho State Journal

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