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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Common Core is Common Sense: We MUST Resist the Tyranny of the Minority

The Common Core State Standards is taking a bashing. There was such positive momentum at the outset and now? While there are, of course, legitimate concerns about a range of implementation issues, what we see is a small, but very vocal and very –well organized, politically, leading the charge against CCSS. It’s time for the silent majority to stop being so silent!

Odysseyware To Release 20 Virtual Labs, Blended Learning Video Library

Odysseyware is releasing a series of new learning resources and courses, including Common Core curricula, several virtual labs, test prep tools and a library of blended learning videos.

3 Free Ways to Bring the News Into Your Classroom

These no-cost resources introduce your students to relevant readings that help them learn the nonfiction reading comprehension skills that new Common Core and state standards require.

Lexia Reading Core5 Now Available as an Android App

The new app allows students on phones and tablets running Android 2.3 and higher to use the technology-based reading program.

Louisiana Governor Jindal Issues Executive Orders to Drop Common Core and PARCC

His executive orders instruct the state Department of Education to begin a competitive bidding process to replace the PARCC test, even though the memorandum of understanding Louisiana signed when it joined PARCC indicates that the governor cannot withdraw unilaterally.

Sangari Active Science Releases Interactive Middle School Curriculum

Designed for tablets and laptops, this digital, fully interactive version incorporates audio, video, graphic simulations and writing and drawing tools into the already powerful IQWST curriculum.

28 Free and Cheap Resources to Help You Teach Common Core

If you’re looking to invigorate your classroom with games, video, personalization and other student favorites, this list is a great place to start. And best of all, most of the tools below won’t cost you or your school a dime.

Postsecondary Leaders Form Coalition To Support Common Core Standards

More than 200 representatives from colleges and universities across 33 states have banded together to form Higher Ed for Higher Standards, a new coalition designed to support Common Core State Standards as a key strategy for improving student success.

Oklahoma Governor, Once a Common Core Supporter, Signs Bill to 'Repeal and Replace' Standards

The bill repeals the adoption of CCSS and directs the State Board of Education to create new, more rigorous standards by August 2016.

Missouri Lawmakers Reach Common Core Compromise

As the Common Core State Standards crashed in the Carolinas and Oklahoma last week, Missouri lawmakers reached a compromise on the standards designed to keep them in place for at least two years.

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