✧ Ed Hashtag
The trending hashtag #TeachingIs from @teachingquality asks teachers to share what teaching is to them. Share your story on Twitter.
✧ CA CCSS
New polls from Children Now and Public Policy Institute of California show that Californians continue to support the Common Core standards. According to EdWeek, true success lies in the proper implementation and proper funding of programs that help facilitate the transition.
✧ Teacher Discusses CCSS
In The Washington Post, a teacher discusses her implementation concerns with CCSS, such as security, outsources scoring, and the use of “intellectual relativism.”
✧ NY Opt-Out
According to WaPo, opting out is a much bigger issue than just “not participating” in a single test, but rather a complete refusal of education reform. “If this [opt-out] thing goes national, the whole education reform movement is in serious trouble.” –Michael Petrelli.
✧ Informing Parents
Research conducted by Public Policy Institute of California found that “62% of California public school parents had received inadequate or no information about the Common Core State Standards.”