Tag Archives: Common Core Curriculum

Strategic Churn: Recycling a plan and paying for it again

[Reprinted with permission from Nancy Jester’s blog] The DeKalb Board of Education recently approved a new strategic planning process. I use the word “new” purposefully. In 2011, DeKalb engaged the GSBA (Georgia School Boards Association) to assist in the development … Continue reading

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The textbook mystery continues… and gets even weirder

One of our regular contributors has shared an interesting video from a curriculum night meeting at Tucker High School. She asked questions regarding the new “Pilot Textbook Program” being implemented by DeKalb County school administrators. Watch the video here: Below … Continue reading

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The new “Common Core” assessments have been released

It appears that Victory in Every Classroom is going to be very, very difficult. The first “Common Core” assessments have been released and the numbers are beyond dismal. The Balanced Score Card has been posted online and has been updated … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peak at Common Core Test Questions

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Education Week just published an article that discusses the Common Core Standards and the possible associated tests and test questions. Read the post to get a little insight as to the future plans to implement the common curriculum. (You may … Continue reading

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Differentiation … what is it?

We had an interesting conversation going on another thread about this concept of differentiated instruction. What is it? What does it have to do with the new common core standards? How do teachers know what to do? How do parents … Continue reading

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