Category Common Core

Oakland Schools

Common Core: Beyond the Noise

“There is a lot of NOISE right now about the Common Core Standards…” Four Minutes of Clarity: click image below to VIEW a timely YouTube PODCAST with Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools: CLICK on image above to VIEW PODCAST  TEXT of PODCAST from Dr. Markavitch: There is a lot of noise right […]

Oakland Schools

The Common Core Prioritizes Skills, Trusts Teachers to Select Content

By Delia DeCourcy, secondary literacy consultant, Oakland Schools This post responds to Robert Shepherd’s claims about the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards in a post on Diane Ravitch’s blog on July 5.  Shepherd is a curriculum designer and textbook developer who contends that “The Common Core will be the final nail in the […]