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  • In his op-ed in CommonWealth Magazine, Massachusetts Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow Jeffrey Cipriani writes that the PARCC assessment is a step forward:  “If I am apprehensive at all for PARCC, it is only because I fear we will reject it before we give it a chance to take root.”
  • In a Wall Street Journal letter-to-the editor, Teach Plus Founder and CEO Celine Coggins underscores the importance of listening to teachers when it comes to Common Core and assessments:  “Today’s teachers are the only real experts on Common Core and how it translates in their classrooms.”
  • In an interview on Miami’s WLRN Public Radio, Celine Coggins says that policy makers need to listen more to teachers to get tests right.  She says, “I worry that policy makers have listened more to testing companies than they have to teachers in terms of what needs to be measured."
  • In a Bluff City Education op-ed, Memphis Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow Jon Alfuth examines Tennessee’s decision to develop new tests aligned to the state standards.  He questions whether the new test will be of the same quality as the PARCC assessment.
  • In a post on Thomas Fordham Institute’s Flypaper blog, Teach Plus network member Peter Sipe muses on different ways to challenge gifted students and especially those who are voracious readers.


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The C2 Initiative is a teacher-led professional learning series that brings teachers together to collaboratively learn from each other about the Common Core.

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