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Standards of Experiance
Article
Date: May 01, 2010
Author: Dr. Lilian G. Katz

Standards of Experience

Many public officials, policy makers, politicians, journalists, and many others use a variety of clichés when discussing education. Clichés are usually defined as vague, stereotyped, overused expressions that large numbers of people readily agree with. They are also ideas that have a
CoreStandards
Article
Date: May 01, 2010
Author: Eric Gidseg

Core Standards in Kindergarten

The Common Core Standards developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers raise the bar of academic achievement for young children. They do this in spite of, rather than in the service of, what we know about the ways that young children learn. They seem
A Letter to Families
Article
Date: May 01, 2010
Author: Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld

A Letter to Families and Friends of the Children in Room 13

Thank you for responding to our call for scrounge items. When you come to the open house next week, you’ll notice that our huge basket of stuff is almost empty! Look for former contents in our homemade instruments, inventions, puzzles, museum exhibits, collections, and constructions, and in
Closing the Gap
Article
Date: May 01, 2010
Author: Ellen Galinsky

Closing the Achievement Gap

This year, a number of changes are planned by the Obama Administration, the Department of Education, the National Governors Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and others to address the achievement gap in the United States, a gap that begins before children even enter school and