Common Core State Standards



How to Tackle Common Core and Squeeze Science into the Classroom

Love it or hate it, if you live in the 45 states that have adopted it, Common Core is coming to a classroom near you by 2014. Common Core State Standards are a state-led effort by state governors and leaders. They were written by educators and…

Breaking Down Common Core, the Myths, the Truths, the Debates

Common Core - the next big thing in education reform - is getting a lot of positive and negative attention these days. Many of it isn't accurate, like the requiring Grapes of Wrath for second graders. But what is it and what does it mean for…
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Science in the Rockies Teacher Training Now Aligned to Next Gen and Common Core

As many of you know, the final version of the Next Generation Science Standards were just released in early April. Over the past few weeks, our team has been working feverishly to align Steve Spangler's hands-on science curriculum from Science…