WestEd and the Common Core

Manuel Chavez Uncategorized

In speaking with my colleagues about the Common Core, one of the main concerns is finding lesson examples of the Common Core Standards. However, on April 18 through the 19th I attended a quarterly WestEd board meeting and Dr. Aida

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The Loss of a Child

Mike Lee Assessment, Education

On Saturday night, I received news that one of our students was killed in a tragic car accident.  Our community is devastated, the staff is beginning to grieve, and our students will need the full weight of our district’s crisis

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That’s Not How Students Write

John Spencer Assessment

I spend most of Thursday pulling staples out of the wall, trying my hardest to keep the student work intact. Art work and thought-provoking writing are replaced by emptiness. Whitewashed walls extract the color, vitality and voice of our classroom

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A Third Grader Shares

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

The majority of us have the opportunity to engage with students on a daily basis. The degree of engagement varies and most often never strays too far from academics, at least not for extended periods of time. Considering that thought

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