The Atlantic concludes: "At best, verbal explanation beyone 'showing the work' may be superfluous; at worst, they shortchange certain students and encumber the mathematics for everyone. January 2013 Assessment Anchors
"Crosswalk" relates the former PA standards, Common Core Standards, and PA "Common Core Standards." PA college students can use this form to opt out of newly-mandated data collection. NY Common Core Curriculum for Grade 4 3/15/2013 PA applies for NCLB waiver
2/9/2011 PA among 11 states that decline to apply for NCLB waiver, at least for now. National Council on Teacher Quality report gives PA a D+ for 2011.
1/31/2012 Fordham 2012 Science Standards: "D" for Pennsylvania Excerpt:"Overall, the Pennsylvania science standards are inadequate and earn a dismal average score of two out of seven for content and rigor." The full report is here. Vi Hart joins Khan Academy 1/3/2012. Vi is best known for her math doodling videos. Vi's "Snakes + Graph's" video is here. |
Iowa governor proposes tougher admissions rules for teacher colleges. 12/3/2011
More than half of community college students surveyed say they were unprepared for post-secondary study. 11/21/2011 11 states apply for NCLB waivers 11/16/2011
Education Week Teacher opinion piece opposing NCLB waivers 11/8/2011
AASA and NSBA letter to Secretary Duncan. Excerpt: "The types of changes required by the administration [to qualify for a waiver] require fiscal, personnel and political capital that may be impossible for some states to pull together. . . . Some states may not apply for the cost reasons listed above, while still others may not apply in opposition to what they see as an unfunded expansion of federal power in to education." Obama offers waivers from NCLB (9/27/2011) PDE's teacher and principal evaluation pilot (9/21/2011) PA Senate passes opportunity scholarship bill 10/28/2011 Lexile Ranges revised to reflect "College and Career Readiness" Fordham Institute: PA 2010 Math Standards "among the worst in the country"; "F" for PA vs. "A-" for Common Core PA Adopts Common Core Standards Final Draft of K-12 Common Core Standards PDE's Alignment Study 6/10 K-12 Common Core Standards 3/10/10 Fordham: A- for Common Core Math Standards 3/23/10 Jonathan Goodman's Comparison of CC and Asian Math Standards "Why Race to the Middle" (Wurman and Stotsky) 2/10 K-12 Common Core Standards Draft 1/13/10 K-12 "Standards Development Team" Members Announced 9/21 Common Core Math Standards Draft for Review and Comment 9/21 Common Core Math Examples Fordham Institute gives Common Core Standards a "B" "Leaked" draft of math standards Math examples for draft CCSSI FAQ's 6-19-09 "Dear Colleagues" letter from Gene Wilhoit CCSSI "Endorsing Partner Commitment Form" CCSSI Memorandum of Agreement and accompanying letter 7/1/09 announcement (includes names of members of Work Group and Feedback Group) |