Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Common Core $tate $tandards

The other day, a publication called Common Core: Something Rotten in Education was shared as a good informative document to give to people.  The document featured on the left is another good document to help people learn about some of … Continue reading

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The Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test Just Launched 3/29/13; Parents try it free!!

It is time everybody! The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has launched their smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test!! Originally scheduled to launch Wednesday, May 29, 2013, it is already up and ready for anyone to try out. Why am I so … Continue reading

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Nationwide Common Core Town Hall!

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Thursday June 6, 2013 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT This event is organized by the FreedomWorks Staff. Please join FreedomWorks for a nationwide conference call discussing Common Core. Click on the link below and RSVP with your phone number … Continue reading

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Common Core: Something Rotten in Education

This is an outstanding publication authored by Jenn Jones, Jaime Munns, and Darlene Eulie of the As A Mom Common Core Team.  This document is a good one to give to people who haven’t been introduced to or are just … Continue reading

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Cost Estimates for Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Washington State

Cost Estimates for Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Washington State The true cost of the adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Washington State is an unknown.  The legislature authorized the superintendent of public instruction … Continue reading

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WA’s History and Timeline with the CCSS

WA State and the Common Core State Standards Official Commitments and Involvement Timeline and References 2009 May Governor Christine Gregoire and Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn sign a Common Core Standards Memorandum of Agreement with the Council of Chief … Continue reading

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Losing Teachers to the Common Core

As we are gearing up for the end of the school year in Washington State, this video is a great example of what Common Core will be bringing to our state. The idea of a solid education for children will … Continue reading

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