Common Core State Standards: Changing the Way We Educate Our Students Ms. Kimberly Edwards City University December 28, 2013 Abstract This paper discusses the historical and social issues in regards to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Forty-five of the fifty states have adopted either part or all of the standards. This paper will attempt to describe how the CCSS were developed and how the Federal Way Public School system is using them. Their mission statement that is located on their website best describes the Common Core State Standards, “The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The
English 1301 May 3, 2014 Common Core; for the Greater Good or a Bad Decision The Common Core State Standards Initiative, a program conceived in 2009 sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSO), is quite the topic of discussion in our country. It aims to standardize English Language Arts and mathematics for school age children to better prepare high school graduates to pursue further education at a credit bearing two or four year college, or to help them when they enter the workforce. While this program aims to better our nations education system, arguments can be made for either side of the issue. I intend to discuss both arguments and answer the question; Is Common Core good for our children and the future leaders of this country? Forty four states initially adopted Common Core standards into their education systems.
Under her leadership, standardized test scores have risen, aging facilities have been renovated and a new blueprint for business operations is being implemented. Dr. Beverly Hall is an honorary figure in the field of education. In final analysis, there are many steps and opportunities to becoming a high school teacher. Even though the entry level- education is a bachelor’s degree, you can further your education and obtain many others. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
New York: Harper’s Collins, 2003. *Internet site: http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html You will also read selections of primary and secondary sources. Most of these selections will be read during class, on-line, and/or copies will be made available by the teacher. Suggested Texts (need to purchase-by end of August) • REA A.P. US History Exam Study Guide-I suggest that you purchase this text at the beginning of the school year.
Running Head: The Deming Cycle PDSA: The Deming Cycle at Stanton Academy High School Shawn Thompson Grand Canyon University EDA577 Data-Driven Decisions for School Improvement PDSA: The Deming Cycle at Holtville High School Stanton Academy is an alternative high school in Yakima, Washington. The Yakima School District houses two comprehensive high schools and on alternative high school which is where students who are credit deficient are placed in order to make up credits to try to get back on pace to graduate, or simply to finish out their high school career. Students are placed at Stanton in the latter form due to discipline issues, attendance problems, or in severe credit deficiencies. In the Yakima School District students
Dasilva, Priscilla Mrs. Moore APLAC 2nd 8 September 2011 Revised Overachievers Essay In the book “The Overachievers”, the author Alexandra Robbins uses quite a few of different characters throughout the novel to provide first hand information on high school’s new-pressured educational culture. Robbins goes into detail with each student giving the reader a taste of what is actually going on in his or her life. After words, Robbins goes into further details providing facts from different studies and polls that relate to each student. Robbins argument was created by addressing the overachiever culture in each student and then giving the detailed negative consequences of the overdone society. Throughout her book, Robbins uses the same argument technique.
Using Expository Text in the Secondary Classroom Julia Ann Bonner Grand Canyon University Adolescent Literacy SED-535 Professor Mark Rowicki July 24, 2013 Using Expository Text in the Secondary Classroom The purpose of this paper is to define expository text and review some of the possible advantages and disadvantages of using expository text within middle school content area classrooms and why it’s important to our students reading comprehension now and in all their future academic and career endeavors. The paper will also explore five ways in which expository text is used to promote and increase the student’s comprehension skills in reading and provides examples of how different graphic organizers may be used with various expository texts. Definition Expository text is a form of writing whereby the main purpose is usually to provide information and facts in the most concise and logical way possible. It is also known as informational text and usually focuses on a specific topic that relays information directly relevant to that topic, without the additional irrelevant information that often decorates narrative text. Expository text provides an explanation of concepts and attempts not only to inform, but to persuade and explain concepts in an orderly and clear manner, often while connecting the relationships between ideas.
at this stage in life therefore it is important to expose them to as much information as possible so that they may form more informative perspectives. With this exposure we must understand that there are several different kinds of intelligences. A great application of this type of exposure is found in an article from the Tribune Business News called “Students Broaden intelligence with fair.” Students at Mesa Elementary School use the educational theory developed by Howard Gardner that describes an array of different kinds of intelligences. (Castillo, 2008) This school believes that people are smart in a diversity of ways. The school holds what they call The Multiple Intelligences Festival, this festival has been held every year for the last four years.
School Case Study Joyce R. Brown Grand Canyon University: EDA-585 August 5, 2015 Introduction This assignment requires the collection of information on the school of choice. The school selected is viewed as a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The demographics, goals, mission, annual yearly progress (AYP), enrollment, staffing, and community background will be researched and detailed. Schools are basically a community within a community and in order for a principal to be effective in their school they have to view their school as a learning community where not only students are learning but faculty and staff grow and learn also. Red Springs Middle School was the school chosen for this assignment because it is a school that