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North Country Matters: Steve Todd, Jefferson-Lewis BOCES - Steve Todd, the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Superintendent, joins NCM hosts Ann Carvill and Donna Seymour to discuss 2016 education matters in his 18 component schools. They discuss attendance, the state Learning Standards, school finances and mental health services. (Filmed Nov. 2, 2016)

North Country Matters: Steve Todd - Steve Todd, the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Superintendent, talks about his BOCES district, the Common Core, STEM and Career and Technical Education with Donna Seymour and Ann Carvill. (Oct. 24, 2014)

North Country Matters Video: Tom Burns, the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES School Superintendent, on the future of the Common Core Standards. (Oct. 17, 2014)

North Country Matters Podcast: The NYS Common Core Standards with St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES School Superintendent Tom Burns (March 7, 2014)

Online Videos Aim to Help Parents Make Sense of Common Core - GreatSchools, a national nonprofit that assists parents find schools and educational resources, launched a series of online videos this week to help demystify the Common Core State Standards. The Milestones video collection features students and teachers working on math, writing, and reading questions that every child is expected to master under the common core by the end of the year in grades K-5. GreatSchools designed the videos with Student Achievement Partners, a New York City-based nonprofit founded by some of the common-core standards' lead writers. With more than 120 videos in English and Spanish in the online collection, perhaps parents can gain some semblance of clarity on the standards. Every video also has links to worksheets, booklists, and other resources to help students.

The Common Core webpage from NYS PTA. Includes an informational video below narrated by NYS PTA Education Coordinator, Dr. Bob Aloise.

Educators, Administrators Break Down Common Core Standards For Parents - National PTA recently released a Common Core video series to educate parents on the standards and empower them to support the transition at school and home. The series features 14 videos-developed in partnership with the Hunt Institute-to dispel the myths and provide accurate information about Common Core. The videos also provide various perspectives from educators, administrators, PTA leaders and others on the positive changes they've seen with the standards.

Video: It's Time for the Common Core State Standards - from the USCCF Education and Workforce

Common Core Resources Educators Can Use

A new Education Week tracker looks at the latest status of state legislative efforts looking to reassess the Common Core State Standards, including bills to pause, review, or repeal the standards. Because of the changing nature of the bills and executive orders, the tracker below will no longer be updated. Keep up with the latest common-core legislation here.

Common Core Strategies for Teachers - See what strategies work best and how teachers are collaborating to support students in the common-core era. CAP Issue Brief: Roadmap for a Successful Transition to the Common Core in States and Districts - States and districts across the country are using promising and effective practices to implement the Common Core, but more work remains to ensure a smooth transition to the new standards. (June 25, 2014)

CAP Issue Brief: The Common Core Is an Opportunity for Education Equity/" - Across the country, low-income students, students of color, English language learners, and students with disabilities often do not receive the same high-quality education as their peers. The Common Core State Standards take the first step toward ensuring education equity. (May 19, 2014) CAP Issue Brief: Better Serving the Children of Our Servicemen and Women - How the Common Core Improves Education for Military-Connected Children - The Common Core State Standards will provide military-connected children-who often change schools frequently as their parents move from duty station to duty station-with more consistent and high-quality education. (May 12, 2014)


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