Common Core for Mathematics has the potential to be a positive instructional change for students. In order for students to experience the change, however, it depends on the teacher and his or her view of math instruction.
For generations, strong teaching meant giving good lectures. Lectures that kept students interested – maybe prompting a question now and then – were a success. The gold-standard lecture gave children all the information needed for homework and test-taking.
The shift to Common Core is still rolling in at most high schools, with teens caught midstride in the traditional algebra-geometry path allowed to finish their journey, while incoming classes start the integrated math 1, 2, 3 progression.
The home economics class where decades ago girls learned to cook and sew has evolved. Today, co-ed classes still tackle homefront issues but include nutrition alongside sauteing and focus on fashion sense more than stitching.
Beyer High School robotics team members compete at the national and world level, their winning robots acing the game. But a trip to Doctors Medical Center brought into focus a more serious side of the technology: What robotic dexterity and precision can achieve in medicine.
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Former House Speaker John Boehner unleashed his disdain for Sen. Ted Cruz during a talk at Stanford University in California on April 27, 2016, saying he usually gets along with everyone, but Cruz is miserable. Boehner added "over my dead body will he be President." During his talk, Boehner said he would support Donald Trump in the general election if he was the GOP nominee.
Audio courtesy of The Stanford Daily, AP file photo
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