The Common Core Heats Up

With the recent announcement of Hilary Clinton as the leading Democratic nominee for the next presidential election, we are already “off to the races” for 2016. Even though just a few years ago the Common Core was enacted in most states with little political fanfare, early analysis suggests that the standards are positioned to be …

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Instructional Coaching Policy, Part 2

Last week, this Common Core and Curriculum blog introduced instructional coaching policy as a recent reform designed to create and develop instructional capacity. While last week’s article focused on situating instructional coaching in the broader policy environment, the focus of this week’s article is the “nuts and bolts” of coaching. Jack of All Trades In …

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Instructional Coaching Policy, Part 1

This week’s Green & Write post will be the first in a two-part series on instructional coaching. In recent years, instructional coaching has emerged as an important policy lever for implementing curricular reform. Michigan, along with many other states, specifically includes instructional coaching in its ESEA waiver as a policy solution for struggling districts that …

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