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The NEA encourages its members to use Assessment Advisor to rate the assessments they’ve used in their classrooms! 4,000 teachers in 40 states have checked out the site so far. Have you?

Read the NEA Today article.

Survey: Today’s teaching force is less experienced, more open to change
By Jackie Mader
Hechinger Report, October 23, 2012

Teacher-Leader Corps Helps Turn Around Schools
By Stephen Sawchuck
Education Week, April 20, 2011

New Teachers are the New Majority 
By Celine Coggins & Heather Peske
Education Week, January 19, 2011

Lesson Plan in Boston Schools: Don’t Go It Alone
By Mike Winerip
New York Times, August 8, 2010


Washington, D.C. Network

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Join us for semester 2 of Cutting to the Core! During the February and March sessions teachers will dig deep into a specific Common Core standard, look at PARCC assessment items tied to that standard, analyze student work, and discuss how to talk with colleagues about classroom implementation. The April session will focus on how to evaluate Common Core resources, and the topic for the May session will be determined based on participants’ needs. Participants will earn two professional learning units at each session! - Certificates will be distributed in May.

Not ready to join a subject and grade-band group? Check out the CCSS 101 session! CCSS 101 is great for teachers who need a Common Core overview.


Date: Wednesday, April 23rd 

Time: 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
5:15 pm: Registration and Dinner
5:45 pm: Breakout Sessions (by grade level and subject area)
7:15 pm: Closing

Location: Deal Middle School
3815 Fort Drive NW, Washington, D.C., 20016 - see a map
Parking is available at the school.
Closest Metro station: Tenleytown/AU



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Cutting to the Core Series Information

Cutting to the Core (C2) grew out of Teach Plus D.C.'s successful teacher-led Common Core conference in May of 2013. Implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represents a significant instructional shift for teachers and students alike, and requires opportunities for meaningful continuous professional learning that reaches across schools and is led by teachers themselves. C2 is a teacher-led professional learning series through which teachers come together to collaboratively learn from each other about the Common Core (including implementation challenges and solutions, and instructional strategies, practices, and materials). Last semester, on average, 95% of participants said they would recommend C2 to their colleagues! 

Save the dates for semester 2: February 26, March 19, April 23, and May 21, 2014

The T+ Network is open to all current Washington, D.C. district and charter school classroom teachers. We encourage you to bring your results-oriented colleagues.