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Latest Common Core State Standards Initiative Stories

2014-04-10 23:03:46

Bright Minds LLC’s two new apps -- Common Core State Standards Grade 3 Math Practice Test, and Common Core State Standards Grade 4 Math Practice Test -- help kids improve their math proficiency in: Operations & Algebraic Thinking; Number & Operations in Base Ten; Number & Operations-Fractions; Measurement & Data; and Geometry. Both apps are designed with rich graphics and word problems that take advantage of the iPad’s enhanced display area and native interactive...

2014-03-04 23:31:56

Professor David T. Conley’s keynote address highlighted the theme of the MCNC Winter Leadership Conference when he spoke to the complexity of meeting the standards of the Common Core. He shared the importance of addressing this challenge by understanding the goals of the Common Core, which is to have students be more successful in moving through school and go beyond in their education. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 According to Dr. Cecilia L. Cunningham, founder and Director...

2014-02-28 23:30:21

To prepare teachers to meet the new Common Core mathematics requirements, the Sierra College Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Collaborative is offering a series of three workshops on how to use hands-on activities to engage students and facilitate critical thinking while implementing the Common Core standards of mathematical practice. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Middle and high school mathematics teachers in the Sacramento region can participate in a series of...

2014-02-27 12:24:57

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The State Department of Education (SDE), in partnership with LearnZillion, a Common Core digital curriculum and professional development provider founded by two former teachers, is seeking 100 teachers from across the state to join the Connecticut Dream Team. This opportunity is one initiative of the State's overall training and coaching program designed to provide support to school districts in the implementation of the Common Core State...

2014-02-17 16:21:56

The "Get Schooled with Bill Nye" Campaign culmination on Feb.23 features live flipped classroom experience and science demonstrations by Bill Nye and others MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOPHIA, an online social education platform, is celebrating the culmination of its "Get Schooled with Bill Nye" campaign with the nation's largest flipped classroom demonstration with teachers, students and parents. Flipped classrooms are a growing approach to integrating...

2014-02-13 23:22:13

Balfour, a leading provider of yearbooks, introduces a comprehensive, customizable, Common Core-aligned curriculum for today’s leading yearbook classrooms. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 This week Balfour announced an innovative resource for yearbook teachers and advisers: the Balfour Yearbook Curriculum. This 11-week curriculum includes everything advisers need to teach and assess their yearbook students. Each lesson includes Common Core standards and the lesson’s focus or...

2013-11-28 23:01:17

Students at the Grade 5 level must be able to produce a two-page typed essay in a single sitting, according to the Common Core Standards recently adopted in the United States. eReflect believes that these changes underline the importance of having competency over typing skills for users of all ages. New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 The recent changes within the US-based Common Core Standards signify a dramatic change for students and teachers of K-12 grades, stated the eReflect...

2013-11-21 12:26:05

Now available through the McGraw-Hill networks platform, new interactive titles increase students' global perspectives with a drive toward Common Core literacy ST. LOUIS, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NCSS CONFERENCE (BOOTH #219) -- Today, at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference, McGraw-Hill Education announced the expansion of McGraw-Hill networks(TM), the company's digital social studies program for middle and high school students, with the...

2013-11-13 23:36:34

The new Performance Matters and Measured Progress partnership supports effective formative assessment practices and offers K-12 educators deeper insight into student understanding of the Common Core to inform instructional decisions. Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 With the rollout of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in classrooms across the country, high-quality, Common Core-based assessments are quickly becoming an indispensable tool for educators who are eager to see...

2013-11-04 23:21:18

The Common Core State Standards movement is reaching a critical juncture in the 2013-2014 school year in terms of implementation throughout most schools and districts in participating states, according to Simba Information. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 The Common Core State Standards movement is reaching a critical juncture in the 2013-2014 school year in terms of implementation throughout most schools and districts in participating states. While the promise of the Common Core...