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Standards of Experience

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

Core Standards in Kindergarten

Date: May 01, 2010
Author: Eric Gidseg
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...

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

A Letter to Families
Date: May 01, 2010
Author: Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
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 Achievement Gap

Closing the Gap
Date: May 01, 2010
Author: Ellen Galinsky
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...