Common Core Homework Help…for Parents

Times have changed and so has education.  Thanks to the Common Core, school standards have changed and so have teaching styles and approaches.  Do you remember the “good ol’ days” when you could cross-multiply fractions to find your answer?  Now students are expected to draw models to show their work.  You cannot simply say that it will take 6 hours …

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Understanding the Common Core, the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee, and PARCC

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in February and that the testing season is upon us.  In recent months, you may have started hearing words and phrases like “PARCC,” “Common Core,” and “The Third Grade Reading Guarantee.”  Yes, you know that these words all pertain to your student’s education, but what do they mean?  How are they different and …

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Common Core Curriculum: Utopia or Just Another Elephant?

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   The United States has been struggling with poor literacy, poor mathematics and poor science skills for decades. While we continue to pour billions of dollars into these education problems every year, the needle has not moved appreciably since World War II. Once we were a leader in education, now we …

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