Tag Archives: Common Core Standards

Fast Moves with Fast Cash: the New Cure-All for Education!

3 May

Just don't read the small print.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pairing up with the Pearson Foundation to fund a new curriculum for schools! Yee-haw!

The project will develop a comprehensive, 24 course curriculum in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The curriculum will, of course, follow the Common Core Standards and include digital resources, tools for professional development, and (get ready for this!) pre-fabricated assessments. How wonderful!

Of course, only 4 of the 24 courses developed will be offered for free. Continue reading

The Push for Common Curriculum: a Violation of the Spirit of Education

8 Mar

The call for a common curriculum has officially rumbled across the political wires. This week, 75 leaders in business, education, and government met to discuss and advocate the creation of shared curriculum guidelines. These guidelines will be based upon pre-existing common core standards.

While common curriculum guidance (also called “shared curriculum guidelines”) and common core standards are sister phrases, they are by no means identical in description. Continue reading