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So There’s A Moratorium. Now What?

Those seeking a moratorium on using high stakes tests to judge teachers seem to have gotten what they asked for. What happens now?

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Criticizing Common Core Coverage

Was Learning Matters’ 2-part report on the Common Core national standards an “infomercial,” as one viewer charges?

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The Common Core and the End of the World

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the arrival of the Common Core apparently means the end of the world as we know it. In fact, the Common Core–done right–could make schools a lot more interesting and rewarding for both students and teachers.

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An Open Letter to the Architects of the Common Core

What sort of standardized paper-and-pencil (or computer-based) assessment can test for grit, teamwork, communication, innovation, ambition and the like? To test those skills and capabilities, we would have to be willing to go back to the days when we trusted teachers to assess their students.

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