Blog: Advocacy & Leadership

Now that school districts are implementing the CCSS to various degrees, a question that is being asked more frequently is how teacher evaluation systems will be aligned to the new demands of the CCSS.

A recent article published in The Hechinger Report by Sarah Butrymowicz takes an in-depth look at how schools serving Diné (Navajo) students are responding to the Common Core State Standards, adopted by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) for use in its schools nationwide.

In this blog post, I’ll focus on some take-aways from a new paper about the role of ESL professionals in the Common Core era that ties together a lot of the themes I heard from teachers in March.

This report summarizes TESOL's Common Core and ELLs convening in February 2013 that brought together ESL teachers, administrators, researchers, thought leaders, and policymakers to discuss implementation questions and considerations.

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