Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
I keep up on Common Core news religiously. In the last few weeks, I’ve amassed a stack of 30 articles and reports, trying to come up with a clever, cogent argument for what they mean when considered together. (Education Next)
Developing teacher evaluations that take into account student progress on state tests has arguably been the toughest lift for the states with waivers from the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act (that’s 42 states and the District of Columbia, now that Washington has lost its flexibility.) (Education Week)
The list of stories, poems, and nonfiction near the end of the Common Core state standards isn’t supposed to be an assignment list. But teachers seem to be using it that way. (
Cracking the code. They’re schools in the city’s poorest neighborhoods. But when it comes to good grades and top test scores, students are outpacing other children in more affluent areas statewide. (CBS Baltimore)
New Jersey
The state Board of Education discussed changes to the teacher evaluation system today that would give teachers a streamlined appeal for procedural violations. (
Trend is toward schools operated by larger networks instead of smaller independents. (NJ Spotlight)


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