For Teachers, Common Core Presents Many Questions, Tough Answers

For Teachers, Common Core Presents Many Questions, Tough Answers

CaliToday, News Report, Giang Phan, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

Beginning this month, students around California will begin taking the official version of the new Common Core assessment. The test will be the first gauge of how well schools are implementing the new and more rigorous standards. And that has some teachers concerned.


Teacher Training Key to Delivering on Common Core


Noticias Univision 14, News Report, Melissa Hernandez, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

As Common Core implementation advances in public school across the Bay Area, much of the focus continues to be on helping students adjust. Teachers, however, also face challenges in this process and have been working together to come up with often innovative ways of effectively teaching the new standards. Teacher training has in fact become one of the most important aspects of successfully implementing the Common Core. (Spanish only)


Principals Become ‘Lead Learners’ Under Common Core


FilAm Star, News Report, Harvey Barkin, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

Cynthia Rapaido is the first Filipino-American Principal at South San Francisco High School and 2013 California Assistant Principal of the Year. Despite her tenured career, she said she froze while watching one of her teachers during a recent Common Core math class.


The Next Generation of Women in STEM


Long Beach VoiceWaves, Commentary, Karen Marin, Posted: Mar 01, 2015

High school junior Karen Marin writes that even as more of her female peers are pushing the career envelope, few are doing so in STEM fields.


An Edge for Indian Americans Under Common Core


India West, News Report, Lisa Tsering, Posted: Feb 27, 2015

Subathra Ramanathan teaches at North Star Academy in Redwood City and says Common Core allows high achieving students to "widen their repertoire of learning."


Myth That There are More Black Men in Prison Than College is Debunked


Louisiana Weekly, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Feb 18, 2015

Essentially, the number of Black males enrolled in college was undercounted, providing an inaccurate view of the state of Black males in the U.S.

Mexican Army to Guard Schools Threatened by Gangs


VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Jan 27, 2015

Three teachers were kidnapped, and others were forced to pay parts of their salaries to the crime gangs through extortion, teachers said.


The College Myth: Why Most Students Need More Than Four Years


Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Joanna Pulido, Posted: Jan 21, 2015

In universities across California it’s difficult for students to graduate on time because of space constraints, tuition costs, and generally not enough courses offered.


Shutting the Door on City College’s Neediest


New America Media, Commentary, Emily Wilson, Posted: Jan 20, 2015

On the first day of the spring semester at City College of San Francisco, some of the neediest students were told they do not count.

Governor’s proposed budget called 'a gift' to adult education


EdSource, News Report, Susan Frey, Posted: Jan 16, 2015

The governor’s proposed budget, unveiled last week, allocates $500 million for an Adult Education Block Grant, with a provision that existing K-12 adult ed programs be funded for another year.

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