Time and Resources Continue as Themes at Common Core Task Force Meeting

“Time has been the most significant challenge,” Litchfield Superintendent Deborah Wheeler, told the State Common Core Implementation Task Force. “It’s been a lot of decision making in a short amount of time, which has been very stressful.” Wheeler was one of the presenters, who also included assistant superintendents from Stamford, at the task force’s meeting yesterday…

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…

No Time to Waste: CEA Urges Action to Address Botched CCSS Rollout

Saying time is of the essence, CEA today urged the new Connecticut Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Working Group* to convene immediately with teachers playing a central role in addressing the botched implementation of the CCSS in Connecticut classrooms. “Our students can’t afford to wait. There’s no redo for them when precious teaching and learning…

Workshops Focus on Best Practices for Student Achievement

Alliance Districts Focus on Data What gets measured gets done. That was the message today from top education officials who encouraged educators in the Alliance Districts to focus their priorities on maintaining and investing in things that increase student success. “Think about the things that matter most and the factors that influence student achievement and…