This last week has been a whirlwind of Common Core, staff meetings and laminating! In Michigan, we don’t go back until after Labor Day, but we had to report to school today for a few hours. I can’t wait for the kids to start filing in through my door!
In between decorating my room, organizing my desk and fine tuning my lesson plans, I came across these great articles about the Common Core State Standards. There’s some good information like who’s making money off of them and how they’re affecting current test scores.
So, without any further ado, here are six articles about the CCSS that caught my eye.
The CCSS Scoop:
1. Common Core as a brand name. Who is making money off the new standards?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Maureen Downey
2. West Michigan teacher, administrator testifying before Senate lawmakers about CCSS
mlive, Monica Scott
3. The Biggest Fallacy of the Common Core Standards
Diane Ravitch, Huffington Post
4. Calculator Use on Exams to Shift With Common Core
Edweek, Erik W. Robelen
5. Test scores flatline as Common Core looms
The News Tribune, Debbie Cafazzo
6. Minnesota Reading Scores Plummet in Common Core Assessments
U.S. News & World Report, Allie Bidwell
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