Interview With Phil Daro and Jason Zimba on the Common Core

Interview With Phil Daro and Jason Zimba on the Common Core

This week in Top Performers , an interview with two of the leaders in developing the Common Core mathematics standards, on implementation progress, the testing consortia, accountability systems and instructional materials.
Interview With Phil Daro and Jason Zimba on the Common Core
Historic Summit Fueled Push for K-12 Standards

Historic Summit Fueled Push for K-12 Standards

A recent story on edweek.org takes a historical look at the standards movement and reflects on the progress that has been made since the Charlottesville summit 25 years ago. NCEE President Marc Tucker is quoted in the story: "What began at Charlottesville was a long march of a bipartisan [movement] to fundamentally change the system. It had good results and bad, but it survived changes in administration in a way that few things did." Click to read the full story.
Historic Summit Fueled Push for K-12 Standards
A School Without Principals? Yes, Really

A School Without Principals? Yes, Really.

“One of the central ideas in here is that if you’re setting up an accountability system, what you really want to do is set up a system in which everybody in the organization is constantly working to improve their game,” Tucker says. “They aren't doing that because their boss is demanding it. They’re looking at a set of other professionals out there who are their peers, and they want to be good.” Click to read the full article at U.S.News & World Report.
A School Without Principals? Yes, Really
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Ron Thorpe and Marc Tucker Discuss New Ways to Teach

Ron Thorpe, president and chief executive officer of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and Mark Tucker, president and chief executive officer of the National Center on Education and the Economy, discuss new ideas about how to train more effective teachers. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.” Click to listen to the full report.
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Report: Fixing Our National Accountability System
In this new report, Marc Tucker, NCEE’s President, calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance. Tucker points out that the current system has not only failed to improve the performance of the at-risk students it was designed to help, but has alienated the best of our current teachers and created an environment in which able young people choosing careers are less likely to choose teaching. Click to read more and download the report.
Report: Fixing Our National Accountability System