Norwich Administrators Stress the Importance of Time and Money in Common Core Implementation

This year it has cost the Norwich Public Schools approximately $1.5 million to implement the Common Core State Standards (CSSS) in the city’s K-8 system. This money has come from state funds Norwich has received as an Alliance School District and from other grants, according to Joe Stefon, Norwich’s curriculum and instruction director. He presented…

PEAC Vote on Teacher Evaluation Long Overdue

BY CEA PRESIDENT SHEILA COHEN Connecticut has parted company with those who would reduce teaching and learning to a single test score. Today the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) voted to recommend the prohibition of the further use of a single, isolated standardized test score in teacher evaluations. The recommendation will be forwarded to the…