After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.
PHOENIX — On Monday, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas supported the State Board of Education’s decision to replace the Common Core Standards by formally adopting the second draft of the 2016 Arizona English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards.
The question for President-elect Trump and for the millions of teachers, parents and students living in Common Core states is pretty simple:
Can he do it? Can he get rid of the Core standards?
Do students in Iowa have enough access to things like music lessons and art classes? Should arts education be a part of the Iowa Core in terms of curriculum? Some arts educators, including David Law, Executive Director of the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, say “yes.” There’s been an unsuccessful push to make arts a part of the Iowa Core for the last decade.
I grew up believing that I was bad at math.
Such math anxiety, though, is exactly the reason I have learned to embrace and — I never thought I would say this — love Common Core math.