El Estoque

Back from Mount Vernon

Back from Mount Vernon

Jasmine Lee

January 29, 2019

On Dec. 11, 2018, social studies department lead Bonnie Belshe successfully published a five-part lesson plan on the George Washington’s Mount Vernon website after a year of research and months of editing. During her stay at Mount Vernon, Belshe and a total of eight other teacher fellows lived in a house ...

“Common Core” provides needed educational measures

“Common Core” provides needed educational measures

Daniel Fernandez

May 8, 2013

The Common Core is a recent effort of the Obama administration to shift American education toward critical thinking and problem solving. Proponents of the Common Core argue that it reflects “the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.” The quality of the...