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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:04:00 -0400
A new volume from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics aims to go a step further than the Common Core State Standards in math by describing specifically what teachers and education leaders need to do to help students reach the new requirements.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:04:00 -0400
Achieve,the nonprofit that played a key role in launching the common-core standards,has released a tool called EQuIP to measure the alignment of instructional materials to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:04:00 -0400
Response to the common core by teacher-preparation institutions runs the gamut from embrace to uncertainty and even resistance.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:04:00 -0400
The common-core standards have touched virtually every aspect of the nation's K-12 system over the past several years,but big challenges remain for the initiative.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:04:00 -0400
To help implement the common-core standards,one district opts for the offerings of a major publisher,while another writes its own materials.

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Wed, 09 Feb 2011 10:33:28 Z
I was trying to figure out the best place to put this - and decided here as this is a question about a professional development opportunity I am providing for another group.I have been asked to present at the North Carolina Museum Council's annual conference. This is for ALL museums.... science, history, art, cultural, etc. My first session is titled "Grow Your Program with Environmental Educati...

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Hi! I have an certified nature explore classroom here in Wyoming, for the children in my preschool/child care home. I am very much interested in having my children participate in the Environmental Exchange Box activity. With this we get to explore and discover the differences and similarities of our forests/ regions-- what an incredible opportunity this offers to all involved :D If anyone would be...

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Wed, 02 Mar 2011 18:19:00 Z
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Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:47:00 Z
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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:36:00 Z
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