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    Feb 19, 2015
    Education Week
    So Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who is almost definitely running for president, is trying to make a big issue of his potential opponents' support of the Common Core State Standards—which is arguably pretty smart politics for someone about to run in a GOP primary.
    Feb 18, 2015
    The Charleston Gazette
    I have been a math teacher and coach of other teachers for 15 years, and I am an advocate for the new Common Core Next Generation math standards.
    Feb 17, 2015
    StateImpact (Florida NPR)
    One of the by-products of states around the country adopting Common Core is that the standards have brought attention to long-running education debates that aren’t about money or testing.
    Feb 15, 2015
    Florida Today
    After struggling through their children's homework this fall, parents who work as engineers at the Space Center voiced concern about the way, and the sometimes complex steps, their students are being taught math.
    Feb 12, 2015
    The Huffington Post
    To break down the isolation that many teachers experience in their classrooms, California schools are using instructional coaches as a key tool to help teachers adapt their instruction to implement the Common Core standards in math and English language arts.
    Feb 11, 2015
    USA Today
    Tea Party conservatives pushing for a full repeal of Common Core protested by voting "present" on a state Senate bill they claimed fails to require Mississippi to adopt new educational standards.
    Feb 11, 2015
    Hudson Hub Times
    A look at life three years after Hudson implemented Ohio's Common Core standards.
    Feb 10, 2015
    Midwest Producer
    STEM education continues to be a priority for U.S. school districts. Investing now is vitally important, as the fastest-growing occupations require STEM proficiency.
    Feb 10, 2015
    THE Journal
    The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has issued a statement calling on policymakers to place a moratorium on using standardized assessments for accountability purposes.
    Feb 9, 2015
    What do an engineer, a graphic designer, a biologist, and a business administrator have in common? They all work in professions that require a solid educational grounding in mathematics.
    Feb 9, 2015
    A curriculum controversy is roiling schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the past few months, parents in the San Mateo-Foster City School District, located just south of San Francisco International Airport, voiced concerns over changes to the middle school math program. The changes were brought about by the Common Core State Standards.
    Feb 9, 2015
    Fox & Hounds
    California is on its way to becoming the world’s seventh-largest economy. Driving this growth is our world leading high technology businesses alongside our longtime strong entertainment, agriculture and energy sectors.
    Feb 6, 2015
    Teachers College Record
    Children’s early skills are essential for their later success in school. Recent evidence highlights the importance of early mathematics, relative to reading and socioemotional skills, for elementary school achievement. Key advocacy groups for both early childhood and mathematics education have issued position statements on the importance of early mathematics, arguing that mathematics education for 3- to 6- year olds is essential to promoting future mathematics achievement.
    Feb 4, 2015
    NCTM President Diane Briars chats with PolitiFact to defend the Common Core. "Teachers have used techniques like splitting a number into parts of 10 for addition—rather than straight memorization—since the 1950s at least, and the research showing its benefits goes back to the 1920s. It has long been best practice for early childhood math."
    Jan 13, 2015
    Kentucky Teacher
    If listening to students talk about mathematics brings a smile to a math teacher’s face, hearing students figure out mathematics concepts on their own is music to their ears. This year, teachers at Woodlawn Elementary School are hearing a lot of music.
    Jan 6, 2015
    The Huffington Post
    US educational technology companies raised a total of $1.36 billion in 2014, according to a recent report in EdSurge. But very little of that technology is likely to end up in the K-12 classroom as part of the teaching-learning process that education is supposed to be about. Why is this, should we worry, and can we do anything to change it?
    Dec 17, 2014
    New math strategies might frustrate parents, but they prepare students better in the long run.
    Dec 10, 2014

    Common Core Can Help Overcome Our Math Phobia We, as a society, have a math phobia. We believe that some of us just can't do math. But we are wrong. Combined, the two of us have 50 years of experience teaching math to children in Ohio schools. Our children and grandchildren have attended Ohio schools.

    Dec 9, 2014
    Little children are big news this week, as the White House holds a summit on early childhood education December 10. The President wants every four year old to go to preschool, but the new Congress is unlikely to foot that bill.
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