Category Archives: Federal policy

Collaboration’s Key When Planning Common Core Implementation

My recent piece for ASCD on Common Core implementation at Lexington School District One near Columbia, SC. You can also read it here. It is not surprising that school districts are finding that effective Common Core State Standards implementation is … Continue reading

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Looking for a school or district report card?

You and your family are moving to a new state, and you have some idea of where you are moving – a metropolitan area, for example – but before you make any firm commitments, you want to get some sense … Continue reading

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“Summer slide” and engaging summer school programs

There was a great piece in a recent Education Week that shared some of the work happening ‘cross the country to ensure that kids don’t suffer from “summer slide,” particularly, as the article stated, “underprivileged students who lack opportunities for … Continue reading

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Qatar, its educational system, and books

A former colleague and current teacher is spending the year with her husband in Qatar, and she blogs about it here. She had a great post about Qatari schools and schooling, of which I have taken a large snippet. Thanks, … Continue reading

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Mathematics musings: the Common Core, algebra, and instruction

I got math on the brain. Scary, I know, for an old English teacher. It started when a friend tweeted this article about a charter school in San Diego that had revamped its math curriculum so that their kids would … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tidbits, December 7, 2010

There are interesting things happening at the Big Ideas Fest, which started on Sunday, out in sunny Half Moon Bay, CA. Martha Kanter from the Department of Education shared this YouTube clip at the kick off: One of things highlighted … Continue reading

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