News Tag: Curricula

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Diane Massell and Carol Barnes's analysis of social and behavioral sciences in state K-12 content standards reported in Education Week

Tags: barnes, common core, curricula, digital signage, k-12, massell

They find great variation between state standards and suggest strategies to strengthen the disciplines' places in K-12 curricula.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Anne Gere in Education Week on adopting the common standards for English/language arts

Tags: common core, curricula, digital signage, english and education, gere

She spoke to a gathering of education leaders about the differences between the standards in the common core and how they differ from existing state standards. "Remember, the common-core standards are not about coverage, but spiraling, learning something and taking it to the next level.”

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stephen Best's curriculum used by Native American middle-schoolers exploring science and language

Tags: community engagement, curricula

An article in the June 14, 2011, Record Update covers a program for a group of 20 Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa indians who spent a week at Camp KinoMaage, hosted by the university's Biological Station. The program included language and science, based on a curriculum developed by Stephen Best.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Susan Neuman in the NY Times on a Gates Foundation/Pearson partnership to develop online courses

Tags: common core, curricula, digital signage, k-12, literacy, mathematics education, neuman, technology

Neuman says the courses will provide "something that's been missing in all the policy statements on the common core: a sequential curriculum." But she has concerns about Pearson's dominance in the textbook publishing field.

Friday, March 18, 2011

On call-in radio show, Deborah Ball says better teacher preparation the most effective route to better U.S. education

Tags: ball, class size, curricula, digital signage, elementary education, k-12, secondary education, teacher education, teacher education initiative, teacher quality

She talked about teacher status, class size, and education funding, and emphasized that effective teacher preparation would be the most powerful lever in improving K-12 education in the U.S. on the Pat Morrison Show on Southern California Public Radio (89.3 KPCC).

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Deborah Ball comments on the challenges the myriad curricula in the U.S. pose to teacher preparation

Tags: ball, curricula, digital signage, policy, teacher education, teacher education initiative

An A.P. article examined differences between teachers and teaching in the U.S. and those in international countries that produce higher scores on student assessments in reading, science, and mathematics. Some of the major distinctions include selectivity of the teaching profession and status, pay, and support of teachers.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Deborah Ball, David Cohen, and Susan Neuman sign call for common curriculum

Tags: ball, cohen, curricula, digital signage, elementary education, k-12, neuman, policy, secondary education

Ball, Cohen, and Neuman were among a group of educators and business and labor leaders who announced their support of a Call for Common Content, the creation and national adoption of "rich, common curriculum content" in core academic subjects.

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