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  • Class Divide | Teaching Matters
    overall inability to prepare graduates for the challenges of classrooms Class Divide Points of Practice Poverty Sharon Rubinstein s blog Read more Comments Challenging an Unacceptable Class Divide Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Thu 11 06 2014 10 58am Poor and minority children lag behind their wealthier peers in academic and other well being results How much of the discrepancy is because they have unequal access to effective teaching How

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  • Challenging an Unacceptable Class Divide | Teaching Matters
    which we lay out the educational equity problem and some possible solutions Nationwide teaching excellence is distributed quite unevenly Despite a long standing mandate in the No Child Left Behind Act to equalize the quality of teaching all children receive a report by the Department of Education s Office of Civil Rights shows that there are still huge discrepancies in the distribution of what they term effective teachers Poor and minority children are three times more likely to be taught by the inexperienced Black students are more than four times as likely as white students to be in a school where fewer than 80 percent of faculty meet certification or licensure requirements Statistics show that New York State has the most segregated schools in the country In New York City the great majority of public school students come from low income homes This context is more than incidental to any discussion about improving the lessons teachers deliver and the education students receive How do we address the challenge What ideas are on the table Many including a new federal initiative and in our magazine we talk to experts and stakeholders across the spectrum Poor and minority children lag behind their wealthier peers in academic and other well being results How much of the discrepancy is because they have unequal access to effective teaching How much is linked to a have and have not reality for children a pervasive opportunity gap that goes far beyond schools Poverty matters and extreme segregation by race and class leaves its mark regardless of the distribution of quality teaching That said there s no excuse for inequity and inadequacy of instruction All children who the public educates deserve an education that will help them achieve their goals and potential Making sure that teachers are qualified

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/498 (2016-02-13)
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  • CMP3 | Teaching Matters
    Mon 09 15 2014 4 05pm The introduction of new math curricula left many teachers scrambling to gain an understanding of the new materials available to them learn new strategies and learn new content all while writing and implementing lessons getting to know their students and collaborating with their teams CMP3 common core Go Math Lynette Guastaferro s blog Read more Comments Home About Our Team Blog Donate In the

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  • common core | Teaching Matters
    such as New York implemented the new assessments before rolling out new curricula designed to match the rigorous exams Despite its great promise the Common Core is unlikely to be the game changer our policymakers hope it will be unless sensitive and skillful leadership is provided to shepherd the profound changes necessary Undoubtedly that leadership will have to come from principals who must take the lead in helping teachers and students meet the challenge of elevated expectations common core Lynette Guastaferro s blog Read more Comments Cooking Up Curricula Not Always Best From Scratch Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Wed 03 13 2013 11 04am Perhaps it s fair to expect that the best and most experienced gourmet chefs will write their own cookbooks and never use a prepared mix for any part of their recipes But that particular preference for creative uniqueness has its limits common core curriculum Lynette Guastaferro s blog Read more Comments A Conversation with Linda Darling Hammond Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Wed 10 19 2011 3 34pm Linda Darling Hammond Common Core Assessment Teacher Quality and America s commitment to real education reform assessment common core Education Reform Linda Darling Hammond Teacher Effectiveness Lynette Guastaferro s blog Read more Comments All Together Now Common Core and the Necessity of Professional Learning Communities Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Mon 08 08 2011 3 42pm The challenge confronting public education is not recruiting more good people to an ineffective system but rather creating powerful systems that allow ordinary people to achieve success Richard Dufour and Robert J Marzano In almost all professions except education it is understood that group collaboration is the fastest way to excellence and innovation In the medical field research indicates patients perceive a higher quality of care in group versus solo practice

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  • Adding It Up | Teaching Matters
    new strategies and learn new content all while writing and implementing lessons getting to know their students and collaborating with their teams In short it was the perfect storm As the school year progressed and the polar vortex descended on the New York area teachers were able to ascertain what was available to them but their available time and the temperature outside was frozen due to the daily requirements that stem from being in the classroom As a late arriving spring turned into a surprisingly mild summer the school year drew to a close Teachers spent their summers attending additional professional development opportunities teaching summer school and in some cases managed to squeeze in some time to relax and rejuvenate At Teaching Matters as we looked ahead to the 2014 15 school year we knew that we couldn t impact the weather but we could impact the amount of time teachers spent analyzing Common Core aligned resources so they could hit the ground running in September Therefore TMI has developed recommendations to help educators identify effective engaging lessons and materials from Go Math and CMP3 the NYCDOE recommended math curricula for elementary and middle school grades Our suggestions identify the strengths of each program in meeting the expectations of the Common Core Learning Standards and the gaps that exist Additionally these recommendations include an analysis of the EngageNY elementary and middle school curricula A Story of Units and A Story of Ratios We zeroed in on modules and topics from the EngageNY curricula to supplement the identified gaps of Go Math and CMP3 We are providing educators with specific resources so that they are able to meet the needs of their students without missing a beat or a prep to look for them The work of educators much like the

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/489 (2016-02-13)
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  • charter schools | Teaching Matters
    on Tue 02 18 2014 10 42am If we are serious about the heavy lift of Common Core and the higher expectations we are placing on students let s tackle what else is necessary doing our best to make sure children are ready to learn when they arrive at school charter schools common core early childhood Lynette Guastaferro s blog Read more Comments Home About Our Team Blog Donate In

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  • Teach Your Children (well)* | Teaching Matters
    doing our best to make sure children are ready to learn when they arrive at school And let s do it right Let s not pay lip service to pre K education but short our children on quality The research shows that quality matters to results Of course As we seek to level the playing field by introducing pre K for all young children let s make sure that we deploy both adequate resources and the right leadership Happily Mayor de Blasio has made a promising appointment to this post And we appreciate his strenuous efforts to assure that the funding for pre K is adequate and sustained We don t want to move in fits and starts People care about 3 and 4 year olds and they care about launching our youngest New Yorkers in the right way In fact from the President to the Governor to the Mayor the song is similar create a good foundation for learning People from around the education community are harmonizing from Eva Moskowitz to Tweed We can all unite around that goal can t we And while we re singing from the same songbook let s look at the words and music just a bit more We think charters and district schools can and should co exist in the delivery of pre K services We need to bring all available talent to the table When charters tackle the task they shouldn t be singing selective notes Student placement needs to be fair across all schools structured so that children need not have a savvy or motivated parent to get an even break That means creating real incentives and requirements to serve students with special needs Furthermore the data on the success of these students needs to be transparent Getting it right in

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/457 (2016-02-13)
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  • New York State | Teaching Matters
    Teacher Portal Events Governor Cuomo s State of the State Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Fri 01 10 2014 11 45am We applaud the education priorities outlined by Governor Cuomo in his State of the State address Cuomo New York State State of the State Lynette Guastaferro s blog Read more Comments Home About Our Team Blog Donate In the News Press Rohatyn Prize Services Teacher Leadership Matters Writing Matters

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