Special Education Teachers Focused On Common Core This Year

Christina Samuels writes at the Education Week (12/31) “On Special Education” blog that special-needs educators focused their attention on the Common Core Standards in 2013, noting that the post on the blog about the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers seeking public comments “on proposed accommodations drew high readership, as did follow-up blog posts” about PARCC issuing rules on accommodation for special needs students. Moreover, a post on PowerUp WHAT WORKS, “a federally-funded collaboration that offers common-core themed lesson plans for special education teachers,” was also heavily visited.