The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education voted unanimously to approve the education standards currently in place for public school students in math and English as adequate to prepare them for college or the workforce.
Mooresville, NC is leading the country in success with its digital transformation for the classroom while at the same time saving costs by leasing equipment. The personalizing potential of technology was necessary for schools as Mooresville experienced budget cuts, teacher layoffs, and a spike in class sizes. It has drawn national acclaim and media visibility from all over the world, as well as a visit from President Barack Obama.
Australian Professor David Christian and Bill Gates continue to collaborate on a new approach to teaching, using Christian's college course, entitled "Big History". Christian's course brings together a synthesis of history, biology, chemistry, astronomy, math, and other educational fields, which Christian weaves together into a unifying narrative of life on earth, explored on multiple scales of time and space.
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Correlating as you may or may not know is, to some degree a subjective process. Achieving a good correlation first requires an understanding of standards and content, and the concepts contained therein. This is not done through simple mapping of content to standards by way of "natural language" or key terms but rather through the eyes and experience of subject area experts.
The General Assembly passed a law this summer that opponents of Common Core hope will derail its use in North Carolina's public schools. But the law doesn't mean the academic standards previously agreed to are automatically eliminated. Here's an explanation of how Common Core will be reconsidered in North Carolina:
This fall, students in Texas went back to school with a new set of math standards. For many students in grades 3 through 8, this leaves them behind whether they performed well on last year's STAAR test or not.