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Posts Tagged with: Idaho Core Standards

August 8th, 2013

By: Serena Hicks Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the August 5, 2013 edition of  Idaho Ed News It is re-posted here with their permission. When I first read the Common Core Anchor Standards, I wanted to cry. Partly out of frustration, partly out of relief. Finally! I thought. We can implement and assess the skills that kids most need! Teaching to the thin standards of No Child Left Behind left many skills behind: the ability to read…   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…