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Morning Announcements: March 7, 2011

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March 07, 2011 03:29 pm

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A group of leaders in education, business, and government issued a call this week to devise shared curriculum guidelines for the new common standards. See stories in the New York Times and Education Week. On a related note, Catherine Gewertz at Education Week writes about states transition from their current accountability tests to the assessments being designed for the common standards. And Gloria Sweet-Love, president of the Tennessee Conference of NAACP Branches, and Tomeka Hart, president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League, write a joint op-ed in the Jackson Sun in support of common standards.

Michael Winerip of the New York Times writes, “Evaluating New York Teachers, Perhaps the Numbers do Lie.”

USA Today does a cover story titled, “When test scores seem too good to be believe

On the Answer Sheet blog, Valerie Strauss borrows from Whole Child blog and posts responses from teachers responding to the question: “What was one thing you wished you’d known when you started teaching?”

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