Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Common Core

New York Common Core Review Panel Draws Mixed Response.

The Finger Lakes (NY) Times (10/2) reports that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to set up a panel to review the state’s use of the Common Core drew a mixed response from local educators, noting that despite a whiff of “politics,” some said “they hope it will lead to meaningful discussions.” WSLU-FM Canton, NY (9/30) reports that teachers said they hope the panel “will fix problems with the controversial Common Core learning standards,” including issues related to testing.

Survey: California Teachers Say Common Core Test Scores Less Important Than Critical Thinking.

KPBS-TV San Diego (10/1) reports that a survey conducted by the nonpartisan research group EdSource found that most California teachers “said test scores aligned with the new Common Core standards are far less important than the curriculum itself.” The survey found that “four-out-of-five teachers said testing for critical thinking skills is the best way to assess whether students are ready for college.”

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