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Topic: About the origin of NYSED/ K-12 modules
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About the origin of NYSED/ K-12 modules
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 3:00 PM
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We've been following for months the various forum comments about NYSED's modules such as

"I've been trying to follow the modules but I'm finding that the lessons just don't work with my students."

"I'm finding that the lessons have little to no flow while teaching them nor do they have coherence from lesson to lesson."

?and the like. Some commentators seem to be more outspoken about the lessons' length and appropriateness; others seem to be grinning and bearing it; and still others are not using the modules at all.

Maybe everyone knows this already, but NYSED contracted out the development of these modules to a Washington, DC, non-profit called "Common Core, Inc." whose website is at We cannot figure out the connection between this private company formed in 2007 and the Common Core State Standards in general.

Regardless, Common Core, Inc., won 3 contracts from New York "to create a comprehensive PreK?12 mathematics curriculum, and to conduct associated professional development". We're trying to research the amount of those contracts.

Although the website claims that "talented teachers and scholars ? write our materials", it is within the realm of possibility that the actual authors of these modules are not teachers who have ever stepped foot into a K-12 classroom.
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