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Fri May 31, 2013
Education Check-in: Kindergarten Suspensions and Common Core Standards
There is a lot happening in Connecticut education.
Public school districts are busy preparing for the new Common Core State Standards that promise more rigor, a different kind of high-stakes testing, and a teacher and Principal evaluation system that could lead to job loss if students don’t make the grade.
Is the common core the key to closing the achievement gap? To preparing students for a career? Or are these big changes a grand, untested...and expensive experiment? We’ll find out more from a panel of experts.
We’re also seeing that Connecticut schools are suspending very young students in very high numbers. Many of these suspensions happen to Black and Hispanic boys living in low-income districts.
Is suspension really the best way to handle a misbehaving kindergartener?
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