Thursday, September 19, 2013

Presentation from Superintendent Boone regarding Common Core

Boone: information on the Common Core
"I do not see the need to defend the Common Core"
"Massachusetts met the Common Core and adopted it"
state board of education had four different analysis done on Common Core
"the state establishes the standards, and this is not new"
there are a number of states from which this is a significant departure
state board found that 90% of Common Core were aligned with Mass standards
there are other comparisons that have found different
Rodrigues points out that we were due for a curriculum renewal in Worcester, regardless
Boone cites "rigor" of Common Core as embraced by industry (see, for example, Exxon Mobil's commercial in favor)

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