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Sarah Ambrogi and other key board members understood that there was really no choice in the end. Here is how the Union leader reported the meeting:
MANCHESTER — The Board of School Committee reversed its collision course with state education officials on Wednesday and voted to adopt the Smarter Balanced statewide assessment test.
There are many important initiatives in New Hampshire to support early childhood development but, so far, with no substantial support from the State. There are several modest bills pending in the Legislature that serve to put the discussion on the plate. Today’s lead editorial in the Concord Monitor contributes to the discussion by featuring the innovative Providence Talks program: (more…)
Here is a wonderful piece by Stanford math professor Jo Boaler. I offer it not as part of the Common Core debate but because it lives in a world so far beyond that debate. Whether or not you are a math person, so to speak, you will enjoy this. (more…)
Here’s a smart and well observed piece on learning to read:
I am always torn when I read pieces like that of Sarah Blaine, who shared her views on the Common Core State Standards for kindergartners. The gist of her piece, published on Valerie Strauss’s Answer Sheet blog, is that based on her personal experience with her two daughters, she sees the standards as “developmentally inappropriate” for kindergartners.