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Posts Tagged with: common core

July 25th, 2013

By: Lisa Kinnanman and Roger Quarles Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the July 22, 2013 edition of  Idaho Ed News It is re-posted here with their permission. In the summer of 2012, we had the privilege of attending a national conference sponsored by the GE Foundation that focused on Common Core State Standards implementation.  During the conference, we were introduced to an extraordinary middle school in New York. We committed to make a trek and personally observe…   Read…

July 11th, 2013

July 11, 2013 Edweek    Editor’s note: This post appeared in the July 10, 2014 edition of EdWeek.org. While many of the nation’s superintendents are optimistic about the potential of the common-core standards and new technology to improve what goes on in classrooms, a healthy percentage are also skeptical about such developments, according to results from the first Gallup-Education WeekSuperintendents Panel survey. The Washington-based Gallup organization teamed up with Education Week last year to develop what is envisioned…   Read…

May 21st, 2013

By: Clark Corbin for Idaho Ed News First-year principal Jason Lords and teachers at Rocky Mountain Middle School knew they needed to do something about the F’s. At this middle school in Idaho Falls’ Bonneville Joint School District, a student body of roughly 770 students had collectively earned 101 F’s at the end of first semester in 2011. By Nov. 15, 2012, students were on track to amass 156 F’s at Rocky Mountain, which earned…   Read…

March 21st, 2013

PR Web New York, NY  LinkIt! (http://www.linkit.com), the K-12 education technology, assessment and data-management company, announced today the results from their “Step Back, Leap Forward Report: A 2012-2013 Data-Driven Instruction Survey.” This nationwide survey of over 500 K-12 school principals and district administrators was designed to capture the collective voice of actual practitioners as they contemplate and prepare for a confluence of modernization initiatives including accountability, assessment, technology, student performance, teacher efficacy and other critical issues…   Read…

October 24th, 2012

Businesswire Collaboration Introduces Vast Network Of Community-Curated Educational Resources Aligned With Common Core State Standards   ** Learn more about the Silverback and Gooru partnership through the interactive Gooru collection: http://bit.ly/silverbackgooru-collection ** Gooru’s supported browsers are Mozilla Firefox 3.6+, Google Chrome 10+ and Safari 5+. We recommend that you use one of those browsers for maximum functionality.   Silverback Learning, an educator-founded technology company and developer of Mileposts, whose mission is to create a culture of collaboration and transparency for educators,…   Read…