I want to tell you a short story about how I got started writing. There are many versions of the story, each true, and I’ve never told this one till now, because I’ve not had quite this audience before. When my first daughter was just four or five years old, I started thinking about her [...]
Produced in partnership with NYS PBS stations WCNY/Syracuse and WNET/New York City, this series of videos illuminates the Common Core through conversations between NYS Commissioner of Education John King, a former high school social studies teacher and middle school principal; David Coleman, a contributing author of the Common Core State Standards; and Gerson, a Senior [...]
What Challenges do You Face in Implementing the CCSS This simple four-question survey asks you about YOUR challenges in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
UPDATE: Next Gen Science Standards were released in April, 2013. Common Core Standards for Science are in development. The English Language Arts standards addresses science in the Science, Social Studies and Technical Subjects Appendix (pdf download) and how they integrate reading, writing and listening into the subject areas. Essentially, in elementary school, the English Language [...]
Common Core Narratives The new Common Core standards requires narrative writing at all levels. Here are some of the distinctions of narratives (real or imagined) by students at each grade. As always, the frameworks build on the previous grade’s skills, so I’m just highlighting what changes in each grade. K Time order, give character reactions. [...]
The history of how the Common Core Standards were developed means these standards are distinctive in certain ways. College and Career Readiness v. Liberal Arts Education. Traditionally, the United States has held to an ideal of a liberal arts education that would prepare a student for life. (Note: liberal in this context does not refer [...]
Math Standards Download the Math Standards. Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Mathematics Appendix A