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Common Core State Standards
February 5, 2015
In a sign of how much term limits are affecting the legislative process in California, freshman legislators have been appointed to chair four out of six key committees handling education and children's issues – even though they had no prior experience as lawmakers in the state Capital.
February 4, 2015
To break down the isolation that many teachers experience in their classrooms, California schools are using instructional coaches as a key tool to help teachers adapt their instruction to implement the Common Core standards in math and English language arts.
February 3, 2015
For the second straight year, California will ask the federal government to exempt it from using scores on the new assessments that students will take this spring to measure progress in math and English language arts, a key requirement under the No Child Left Behind law.
February 2, 2015
With the growing certainty that Jeb Bush will be a candidate in the 2016 presidential campaign, his support for the Common Core State Standards guarantees that the standards being implemented in 43 states will be drawn into the whirlpool of presidential politics.
January 30, 2015
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has finally released the "interim assessments" schools can use to gauge how well their students are doing in math and English language arts instruction aligned with the Common Core standards.
January 8, 2015
Midway through the school year, about half the state’s teachers have access to a new "Digital Library" the state purchased to help them teach the Common Core State Standards, but it’s unclear how many teachers are actually using it and how useful it is.
December 18, 2014
Under the Common Core State Standards, math teachers whose students have varying levels of English comprehension are using innovative ways to teach them math, the vocabulary of math and to discuss how they came up with their answers.
November 21, 2014
A new study from New York University researchers links a kindergarten program that promotes “executive functions” – such as self-control, paying attention and planning – with academic improvements that persist beyond kindergarten.
November 19, 2014
A new social justice history class at Palo Alto High School spans history and English Language Arts to fulfill one of several requirements of the new Common Core State Standards. The three-year course emphasizes the use of primary sources, such as government documents.
November 17, 2014
More than half of California voters say they know nothing or very little about the state’s new Common Core standards for English language arts and math, according to a new report by the Policy Analysis for California Education/USC Rossier School of Education.
November 7, 2014
The Common Core State Standards, the principal reform now underway in California schools, emerged unscathed from the state's fall electoral battles, including one of the most combative races for state superintendent of public instruction in decades.