Tag Archives: Common Core

Welcome, Teachers: a letter to you from Lynne Munson, President and Executive Director of Common Core

Dear Teacher, Thank you for your interest in Common Core’s curriculum in mathematics. Common Core is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC dedicated to helping K-12 public schoolteachers use the power of high-quality content to improve instruction.1  We are … Read more.

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Common Core

Common Core (http://commoncore.org/) is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to advocate for a content-rich liberal arts education in America’s K-12 schools. To improve education in America, Common Core creates curriculum materials and also promotes programs, policies, and initiatives at … Read more.

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College Readiness vs. Career Readiness: Same or Different?

Not all students have the same goals. Some will want to attend college after graduating, while others will want to jump straight into a technical career. With students aiming to take separate paths upon graduation, how can educators ensure that all students … Read more.

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Partnering with Common Core for New York Math Editions

General feelings about the Common Core Standards are mixed (to put it mildly), but love or hate the standards as you may, all but 5 states have adopted them. The New York State Education Department is making a major effort … Read more.

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Improving Students’ Reading Comprehension

An article posted yesterday in the New York Times examined students’ performances in math and reading, finding that students are collectively performing better in math than in reading across a number of schools and districts. Two charter networks mentioned, Uncommon … Read more.

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Summer Reading for Professional Development

When you say you’re a teacher, most people exclaim, “It must be so great to have your summers off!” But let’s get real: while summer can be a time of rest for teachers, there’s always the next school year to … Read more.

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Equations & Inequalities: A Lesson from Pat Mower’s Pre-Algebra Out Loud

Per the Common Core State Standards, one of the ten goals of sixth-grade math students requires them to reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities. In this third book in her Out Loud series, veteran educator Pat Mower offers … Read more.

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Approaches to the Common Core:
Why Annotation Matters

The following is a guest post from Sarah Tantillo, author of The Literacy Cookbook. Tantillo discusses how a focus on annotation skills can improve test scores and prepare students for college. This piece was originally posted here on Tantillo’s blog. Over the … Read more.

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Recycled Elves and Teen Ink: Excerpts from 826 National’s Don’t Forget to Write

Are your students having a hard time engaging with writing assignments after the summer break?  Take a look at these unique writing assignments from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs.  We think that even your most resistant … Read more.

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Sneak Peek of Teaching the Common Core Math Standards by Judith, Gary, and Erin Muschla

The new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have been formulated to provide students with instruction that will help them acquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, which will in turn enable them to move on to … Read more.

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