Connecting Reformer Dots: Competency Based Education Initiatives – Sound Pedagogy or Ploy to “Reboot” Common Core in New York State?

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Connecting Reformer Dots:  Competency Based Education Initiatives – Sound Pedagogy or Ploy to “Reboot” Common Core in New York State?

(Part I in a Series of Several Pieces on CBE and the CC Commission, et al)

Please be advised, the National Governor’s Association  recently issued an advisory that expressly urges state leaders to adopt and implement Comptency Based Education measures in order to augment Common Core.

From the NGA report dated Fall 2015:

Communicating the Change: A policy change to a CBE system is unlikely to occur unless a governor who supports a move toward CBE can communicate the need for change, the potential value of CBE, and strategies to overcome the associated challenges. The basic message a governor can communicate is that a CBE system is responsive to the learning needs of individual students. CBE would benefit students and families, teachers, communities, and businesses. Wellprepared
individuals have a greater potential to be productive members of society who better…

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