The Core Task Project and the efforts of classroom teachers in Washoe have received a great attention over the last two weeks. Emily Hanford, of American Radio Works, produced an hour-long documentary (here) on Common Core, the first half of which focuses on Washoe. Hanford also wrote an essay that goes into even greater detail about Washoe titled Teachers Embrace the Common Core.
Momentum ran a piece on the Core Task Project and CCSS implementation here; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shared an item here; the blog Impatient Optimist posted here; and Alexander Russo blogged here.
Regretfully this good news is juxtaposed against knowing that Torrey Palmer and Catherine Schmidt are leaving Washoe County School District. Torrey is going to TNTP and Cathy is headed to Student Achievement Partners. They are two of the most talented educators I have ever met and their contributions to WCSD are irreplaceable. I wish them the best.