Common Core and the SBA: For this “From the File” Tuesday, I have a ‘hum-dinger’ for you. The SBA (as in the ‘Small Business Administration’) has been supporting Common Core. How do I know? A Oct. 2014 National Summit. The Summit: Titled the “National Summit of Middle Market Funds” (see: https://www.sba.gov/content/national-summit-middle-market-funds),Continue Reading

Common Core Back Story for Today’s Post: Back in July of 2014, I wrote a guest post about Common Core Standards taking over the leadership clubs our students can belong to. Clubs like the FFA (Future Farmers of America), DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), and others. Funny thing is,Continue Reading

For today’s “Would You Believe It” Wednesday post, I’m updating my original article from Sept. 2014 that delved into Common Core Standards via Amplify…and a few others. Here’s the link to the original post: https://www.commoncorediva.com/2014/09/10/will-this-be-delivery-or-dine-in/ As I did yesterday, I’ll only be using excerpts from the original and contrast them withContinue Reading

Today’s post originally was published on 8/31/14 and addressed the levels of frustration that appear to be the goal with Common Core. I wanted to do an update on the organizations reported on in the original post. To access the original writing in its entirety: https://www.commoncorediva.com/2014/08/31/frustration-the-new-teaching-tool/ For our purposes today,Continue Reading

Today’s “Tech Thursday” post has us look up close at the big name Common Core aligned publishers and their venture into the educational realm beyond high school. Post Secondary Textbook Publishers: Cengage Learning, supports Career and Technical students. They also participate in the SkillsUSA competitions (secondary and post secondary schools: public, proprietary,Continue Reading