College and Career Readiness and the Common Core in Reading

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With the delivery of the Common Core Standards soon to be in classrooms all over our nation, Kindergarten teachers should be able to communicate how what they do is the first steps in a progression to getting students ready for college and careers once they have graduated high school.  The College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards provide a broader standard while the grade specific standards provide additional specificity.  Together they help to define the skills and understanding students need. 

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Cognitive Strategies in Common Core Math

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Understanding the Common Core Standards in Math is not just about understanding the mathematical content. 

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Clearing off the Workbench: Geared Up for Common Core

Preparing All Things Common Core to provide an easy-to-use collaborative tool for teachers and curriculum specialists tackling the transition to Common Core Standards is going to be an exciting project.  

The development coincides with the release of the newest version of Drupal, Drupal 7, an immense step forward for Drupal in terms of functionality and usability. I'm excited to be able to really dig in to what we can do both to meet the needs of the users AND to explore the resources that Drupal 7 gives us. 

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Major Benefits of Moving to Common Core Standards

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Prior to the Common Core Standards Initiative, each state crafted their own set of standards defining what was important for students to know and be able to do.  As you can imagine there was a lot of inconsistency from one state to the next. This was compounded further when No Child Left Behind (NCLB) required that all states be held accountable for 100% of their student population reaching ‘Proficiency’ as measured on state determined assessments.

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What’s all this to-do about Common Core Standards?

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Without a doubt, common core standards are taking hold around the United States. At the time of this writing only 9 states in the U.S. had not yet adopted them.

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