State of Education: Interview with Teach Plus Teachers About Common Core

Welcome to the state of education, a podcast about education policy by EdTech Times. We’ll be speaking with educators, policymakers, reformers, and entrepreneurs about the biggest trends in education today.

Our first topic on the state of education will be Common Core. The Common Core State Standards initiative is a U.S. initiative that lays out what K-12 students should know by the end of each grade. Although it has been supported by the U.S. government in the past, many have criticized the Common Core.

So, how do we get to the bottom of the great Common Core debate? To get the full picture, we had experts in education interview experts in education to discuss this topic as well as the state of education today. In this episode, we have Dave Meyers, CEO of TeachersConnect, interviewing teachers from another organization, Teach Plus, about Common Core and how they’ve experienced its effects in the classroom.

Read (and listen to) the rest of our “Demystifying Common Core” series:

Common Core Revisions: What Are States Really Changing?

6 Crucial Facts You Should Know About Common Core

Why Teachers Should Take the Lead on Implementing New Educational Standards

Employers Think Applicants Lack Real World Job Skills, According to New Poll Conducted by the MBAE

Welcoming Parents to the State Standards Conversation: Interview with Ranjini Govender, Stand for Children Massachusetts

Beyond Learning, Beyond Standards: Author Marc Prensky Shares His Achievement-Based Vision for Education

Or listen to the full podcast series on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.