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Common Core Accelerates Interest in Online PD Educators plan to share resources across state and district lines

Ohanian Comment: What is becoming more and more clear is that many academics don't oppose the Common Core standards because they offer such rich opportunity for professional development money--as this excerpt from an Education Week article shows. How naive of me not to have figured this out long ago: Follow the money.

Also note the list of topics for Breaking Ground: Building Understanding of the Colorado Academic Standards, an announcement posted on the Denver Writing Project site.

by Katie Ash

. . . Tanya Baker, the director of national programs for the National Writing Project, the Berkeley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization with multiple sites throughout the country that provides resources and professional development to writing teachers, said the writing portion of the standards also represents a shift to a richer and more rigorous understanding of writing.
"Teachers with a significant amount of experience might not have very much experience with the kind of teaching that would lead kids to be successful with these standards," she said. . . .

— Katie Ash
Education Week





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