Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors
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Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors

The Business Roundtable announced last month that its #1 priority is the full adoption and implementation of the Common Core standards. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is likewise making a full-court press to advance the Common Core. Major corporations have taken out full-page ads to insist that the Common Core must be adopted. Many leading figures in the … Continue reading

It’s official: No PARCC field tests for Florida
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It’s official: No PARCC field tests for Florida

Florida has dropped its role as fiscal agent for PARCC, with an eye toward leaving the Common Core testing consortium altogether. So it should come as no surprise that the state won’t participate in PARCC’s field testing of its assessments come springtime. Still, education commissioner Pam Stewart made the decision official just before Thanksgiving, alerting superintendents that the … Continue reading

Magistrate rules with Brevard Schools teachers could receive $1300 raise
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Magistrate rules with Brevard Schools teachers could receive $1300 raise

Bus drivers, janitors and district administrators might ultimately be the ones who benefit from a recent ruling on teacher raises. After months of stalled negotiations between Brevard Public Schools and the Brevard Federation of Teachers, a special magistrate ruled in favor of the district’s proposed 4.5 percent raises. While nothing is final, the ruling favors … Continue reading

Who Is Charlotte Danielson and Why Does She Decide How Teachers Are Evaluated?
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Who Is Charlotte Danielson and Why Does She Decide How Teachers Are Evaluated?

A New York Times editorial endorsed the state imposed teacher evaluation system for New York City as “an important and necessary step toward carrying out the rigorous new Common Core education reforms.” The system is based on the Danielson Framework for Teaching developed by Charlotte Danielson and marketed by the Danielson Group of Princeton, New Jersey. Michael Mulgrew, … Continue reading