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STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION – OH MY! PART 3: INSTRUCTION
By Dr. Jerry Burkett and Dr. Cathy Moak DISCLAIMER: This blog is the third in a series designed to educate and inform readers on the differences between standards, curriculum, and instruction. These blogs are not an endorsement of Common Core State Standard...

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CSCOPE and Common Core...Oh The Irony
The Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, recently released an opinion regarding the use of Common Core in Texas that has several Texans up in arms. While the opinion affirms that the use of the Common Core Standards in Texas is still illegal, the use of mate...

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From Common Core to Common Sense, Part 2
Just when I thought the week couldn't get any better for educators in Texas, the Attorney General Greg Abbott reinforces the message from my previous correspondence with Barbara Cargill and TEA see:  From Common Core to Common Sense . Several months ago Sen...

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From Common Core to Common Sense
Common sense has prevailed in Texas this week and my faith in our elected officials has returned. The week started with several communications with Barbara Cargill, chair of the State Board of Education (SBOE). Here is the email I sent Chairwoman Cargill: M...

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STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION – OH MY! PART 2: CURRICULUM
DISCLAIMER: This blog is the second in a series designed to educate and inform readers on the differences between standards, curriculum, and instruction. These blogs are not an endorsement of Common Core State Standards. In our previous article we defined e...

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Understanding Common Core and How it Relates to Texas
DISCLAIMER: This blog is the first in a series designed to educate and inform readers on the differences between standards, curriculum, and instruction. These blogs are not an endorsement of Common Core State Standards. What are Standards? We all have stand...

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Who is Marzano, and Why is He In Our Schools?
I saw a blog article recently that made this claim: “Robert Marzano shows schools how to implement common core. If schools are using any Marzano programs they are using Common Core instruction materials.” I think it is important that Texans understand who M...
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