Common Core Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know

The Common Core Standards, first announced in 2009, were fully implemented in a number of schools last year; nevertheless a September Gallup poll of 532 parents found that 32% had no opinion or had never even heard of them. Other findings included: • 35% of the...

Making Education News: 12/12/2013

1.  Both PARCC and SBAC consortiums are creating online assessments for the Common Core but will also offer paper-and-pencil versions, as states transition to fully online testing. Question is, does one version have an advantage over the other? 2.  Some built-in...