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Sean Nank, American College of Education professor, discusses Common Core math, instructional strategies, curriculum, and the beauty of patterns.
Traditional classroom design is still the norm in Silicon Valley schools, especially at the high school level.
Current placement practices may force some students into remedial math courses they don’t need, jeopardizing their progress through college.
New standards, among the most comprehensive in the nation, focus on human impacts.
A national nonprofit visits Oakland to distribute free books to elementary students.
Anne Udall, of the New Teacher Center, talks about how the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, is affecting Common Core implementation.
Common Core standards in math and English language arts have brought many changes to California classrooms. Here's a rundown of what's different.
Reviews of math and English language arts materials, along with a list of materials recommended by the California Board of Education, are available online.
The state formed committees to support implementation of the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and History-Social Science standards.
State officials will administer the new test, not the old test in place since the 1990s.
To measure achievement, CORE Districts take into account both the number of students meeting standards and how much academic growth students are making each year.
The approach encourages hands-on learning through experiments.
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
In some cases, English learners outscored their English-proficient peers on standardized tests.
It also decides which schools' English learners will fall in the accountability system's low-performing "red zone."