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Initial CLI District Response to 6 Key Elements of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Analysis of relevant elements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) suggests topics of discussion for the CLI district’s curriculum coordinating council. Although those who prepared ESSA say the act places most responsibility for establishing provisions to ensure school accountability on states, many stipulations included at the federal level do not allow much leeway for creativity or alternative interpretations. It is therefore suggested that curriculum coordinating councils place the selected relevant topics found in the table below on discussion agendas. Read More

A Handy Guide for Annual Recognition

Recently, another educator used a really great metaphor about taking time to “mow the lawn” now and again. Mowing the lawn is perhaps one of the least hated chores that we have to do. Maybe it’s because freshly cut grass smells so nice or because we also get in a little workout, but very likely it is due to the sense of instant gratification we feel when we take a look back at our progress.Read More

CLI Checklist for Administrators

Sometimes administrators are unable to serve as members of the Curriculum Coordinating Council or Subject Area Committees. In these cases it is important to remember that their assistance in the curriculum development process is essential. The following checklist details what all administrators should be doing within each year of the CLI Model.Read More

Subject Integration Starts with Coherently Written Intentions, Not Just “Merged Activities”

All teachers, particularly those working in self-contained classrooms (grades kindergarten through six) are experiencing a shortage of time and an overage of curriculum. That’s because of pressures to teach basic skills to meet mandated progress goals (i.e. Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP) in specified categories, while trying to incorporate other subjects long considered important to quality student learning. Many building and district leaders suggest that teachers integrate subject matter to kill …Read More