The Common Core of Success

From The Ignite Show, working to raise respect and awareness of educators and education through the voices of teachers, parents and students.

Nationwide, teachers and students are rising to the challenge of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), setting the course for student success in college, career, and in life. Join The Ignite Show on a cross-country journey with four State Teachers of the Year and their students as they raise teaching and learning to exciting new levels through the Common Core State Standards.

Special Episode: 2011 IL State Teacher of the Year Annice Brave
English/Language Arts
Illinois Teacher of the Year 2011
Finalist, National Teacher of the Year
Alton High School
Alton, IL

Walk with a diverse group of Illinois high school students as they dive into The Scarlett Letter’s “Custom-House” essay, answer text-dependent questions, and analyze this classic story through the lens of modern life.

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) in partnership with The Hunt Institute sponsored this Special Episode focusing on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Also created in collaboration with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

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  1. William Cala says:

    Common core is corporate extortion paid for by Gates, Achieve The common core has not been validated or field tested anywhere. There is no evidence whatsoever that common core will do anything but discourage students and teachers with a developmentally inappropriate curriculum and it evil twin, common core tests. It’s shameful that the National PTA has taken large sums of money from Gates and now supports common core enthusiastically. Shame on you. Either you do not care about children, you’re only in it for the money or you’re heads are in the sand.

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