Around the Web: Testing and Thinking

Last week there were a couple of stories in the news about how standardized testing can dovetail with curriculum development. This week, the College Board announced that David Coleman will be its new president and CEO. Coleman co-founded the non-profit that helped develop the Common Core standards, and the move demonstrates the College Board’s focus…

Around the Web: The Big Picture

The theme for this year’s StoryCorps’s “National Day of Listening” was thanking teachers—the heartwarming stories are here. NPR devoted the Thanksgiving episode of “Talk of the Nation” to the topic—listeners called in to thank their former teachers, and teachers called in to reflect on what it meant to be thanked. It was striking to hear not…