Archive for December, 2012

Common-Core Momentum Is Still in Jeopardy


If Johnny or Susie Cannot Read or Write … Neither Will Graduate from High School

Highlights the connections between the high school graduation rates put out last week by the US Department of Education with reading and math proficiency.  Ohio is doing well, relatively speaking, with 47.1% of its students reading proficiently, but this seems very low.

What’s the Difference Between “Doing Projects” and “Project Based Learning”?

Good to remember the differences here.

Why the Common Core is Worth Our Positive Attention – Finding Common Ground – Education Week

“Students need to be accountable for their own learning. However, in order for them to be accountable, they must be inspired.”

How the Common Core is Changing Assessment WATcasts

IBM center result of special team

This is a great example as to how like-minded, creative people can come together to impact change in their community.  All of Columbus will benefit because of this group.  Thanks guys!!

Could state-law fixes help city’s schools?

There is a lot of change going on in the Columbus City School District.  The Superintendent, Dr. Gene Harris, has announced her retirement for this coming summer.  CCS is also dealing with a data scrubbing scandal.  The Mayor has stepped in to provide leadership to the school board and that will lead us down some interesting paths.  My hope for CCS is that they are able to stabilize that district.  The CCS students deserve a high quality education.

Article: Real-World Writing

Real-World Writing