More students are failing high school math classes under the new system than were last year, according to grades from the fall semester, the first data available that provides a peek at student achievement since Common Core has been introduced in San Diego schools.
The new year presents a test for the district to respond to the needs of English learners, a new approach to school discipline, Common Core and more.
UCSD’s Ilan Samson created a calculator that requires users to make a close guess before revealing an answer. It helps reinforce new Common Core standards, and tries to reverse a fundamental flaw in how we teach math: The result is valued more than the process.
More classes are being taught by substitute teachers as regular teachers attend a series of trainings to learn the new Common Core standards.
Social media is littered with parents worried the new Common Core standards are making math much more complicated than it needs to be. But a dive into the practice tests shows most questions have real-world applications.
With a trial run for the new Smarter Balanced assessments just months away, San Diego Unified can’t say precisely how many teachers, or how many schools, are fully prepared for the new curriculum.
In a Q-and-A, Paula Cordeiro, dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, dissects the new Common Core standards and what they mean for teachers and students.
San Diego students’ reading and math scores have improved over the last decade, but the data still portrays an urban education system that is leaving many students behind.
The state is rolling out its new plan for divvying up education funds. The gist: The state will give districts more money to pay for needier students who cost more to educate.
San Diego Unified’s new superintendent has pledged to engage the community in a “broad-based conversation” about how to evaluate the district. To help guide that conversation, we developed a new project, Grading Cindy Marten.