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Although several states have yet to fully implement the Common Core State Standards, many students across the country have already begun to feel their effects. Opinions of the CCSS, however, are mixed in most parts of the nation. There are people who welcome the Standards and the positive impact they could have on the American education system, […]
The Common Core State Standards' mission statement says the CCSS provide students with knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and their careers. However, there are those who do not believe the Standards go far enough. Gary Troia, an associate professor of special education at Michigan State University, is among them. In fact, Troia considers the […]
Teachers play a crucial role in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, but so too do the principals and assistant principals who oversee the work they do in the nation's classrooms. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Education has taken action to ensure that high-need schools and districts receive the leadership they deserve. Recently, […]
Florida is among the states currently in the process of implementing the Common Core State Standards. However, like several other states, the Sunshine State is dealing with opposition to the CCSS, according to the Tampa Bay Times. This has become a problem for Florida Governor Rick Scott, a member of the Republican Party. Despite opposition to […]
The Common Core State Standards are designed to ensure that the knowledge and skills students acquire in grades K-12 prepare them for the challenges of higher education. As a result, educators in K-12 and postsecondary settings located in states that have adopted the CCSS need to work together to ensure a successful transition from high school to […]
California schools began the new academic year on a brighter note than other states, thanks in large part to funding from the California Department of Education. Overall, state institutions received $622 million, which will go toward the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. As should be expected, the money is already making a difference. […]
The new academic year is officially underway in Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools, with more than 150,000 students returning to classrooms with resources both traditional and technological, The Washington Post reported. New devices, which will help educators become more effective instructors in classrooms aligned with the Common Core State Standards, were brought in over summer vacation. […]
Many parents and educators believe that exposure to the arts during students' K-12 careers helps them develop into well-rounded adults. An early introduction to the visual and performing arts has the potential to stimulate kids' imagination and strengthen their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, according to Americans for the Arts. In Sacramento, Calif., one group of teachers that […]