Well look at that, two more states - South Carolina and Oklahoma - drop Common Core. It is an interesting thing to see the variances in "dropping" Common Core. Florida just renamed them but for both S.C. and OK, they are truly going to write their own standards. As well, the number of states participating in the testing consortiums has gone down for both the PARCC and Smarter Balanced (which WA state is part of).
Are we ever going to have a discussion of this issue in Washington State or Seattle Public Schools?
Also, there's a new WA state poll on Common Core that claims the majority of the state likes Common Core. I'll get a link and show why this polling (as usual) is flawed.
Great piece from Radical Neurodivergence Speaking about how having autistic friends is good. Good reading for parents who have children who face these challenges.
HUGE thanks to the courageous Jon Meis, a 22-year old engineering student at Seattle Pacific, who initially subdued yesterday's shooter at the school. The shooter was trying to reload his shotgun, Meis - a building monitor - had pepper spray, used it and tackled the shooter. Other students helped to hold the shooter down until police arrived.
Photos of the day.
|Macklemore signing the new "buddy bench" at Roxhill (photo credit: West Seattle blog)|