Post Tagged with: "Common Core Standards"

The LA School iPad Scandal:What You Need To Know

Originally appeared on npr.org  A massive expansion of classroom technology has come to a grinding halt in Los Angeles. The LA Unified School District had planned to buy some 700,000 iPads for its students and teachers. The Apple tablets would include learning software built by publishing giant Pearson. But Superintendent John Deasy announced earlier this week he is canceling the contract […]

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Do the Common Core Standards Stack Up to Other Countries?

International benchmarking was one requirement of new Common Core Standards. This has sparked much debate regarding whether or not they are comparable to other countries, or if our educational standards are still falling short compared to other countries, reports U.S. News. In an early study lead by Andrew Porter, the dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s education school, concluded that […]

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Local 10 in Buffalo, NY Testifies At Public Hearing for The Regents Reform Agenda

Local 10 in Buffalo, NY Testifies At Public Hearing for The Regents Reform Agenda

The Buffalo Council of Supervisors and Administrators (BCSA), AFSA Local 10 recently testified at a New York State Senate Education Hearing on the Regents Reform Agenda, which includes the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE), and Data-Driven Instruction (DDI ). While the Regent’s Reform Agenda is focused on increasing […]

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Breaking Down Common Core: What Do the Standards Mean for Our Education System?

Breaking Down Common Core: What Do the Standards Mean for Our Education System?

This year as students, teachers and administrators head back to school, many will face the first official year of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). With the standards already adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.), CCSS has become a topic of dispute for educators, parents and politicians, with some state legislatures across the country already proposing opt-out bills.

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Statement by President Diann Woodard on AFT President Randi Weingarten’s Opening Speech for the TEACH Conference 2013

As we step forward into the 2013-2014 school year, President Weingarten is correct in calling for a united front among parents, educators and community members in reclaiming the promise of public education. The voices of educators and parents have been ignored for too long.

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