New science standards urge shift from ‘learning about’ to ‘figuring out’

The key is three-dimensional teaching and learning, and even districts in states that have not adopted the Next Generation Science Standards may want to consider the shift.

via New science standards urge shift from ‘learning about’ to ‘figuring out’ | Education Dive.

Spartanburg schools keep pace with growing ESOL needs

More emphasis on English for Speakers of Other Languages programs has helped schools keep students on an equal footing with their English-speaking classmates.

via Spartanburg schools keep pace with growing ESOL needs | GoUpstate.com.

N.J. teachers learn about the next generation of science

Some 140 K-12 teachers from North and Central Jersey are spending a week at Raritan Valley Community College to learn about the Next Generation Science Standards.

via N.J. teachers learn about the next generation of science | NJ.com.

DNC Emails Published by WikiLeaks Show Links to AFT and Common-Core Anxiety

So what if any links do these emails reveal between the DNC and teachers’ unions in particular?

via DNC Emails Published by WikiLeaks Show Links to AFT and Common-Core Anxiety – Politics K-12 – Education Week.

The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students

The development of the Common Core was funded almost entirely by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It was a rush job, and the final product ignored the needs of children with disabilities, English-language learners and those in the early grades. It’s no surprise that there has been widespread pushback.

via The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students – The New York Times.

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