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Common Core and Race

The CW for some time has been that Common Core educational standards are facing growing opposition rooted in the political left and right, with the "center"--represented by politicians ranging from...

Thompson: Looking Back At Russo's Critique of Common Core Coverage

Its been two weeks since Alexander Russo's Common Problems with Common Core Reporting, in the Columbia Journalism Review, criticized the education reporting of some of journalism's greatest institutions. Russo argues that Common Core...Show More Summary

State teacher’s union chief calls for Common Core boycott

20 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Karen Magee of the New York State United Teachers valled for a boycott of the controversial curriculum testing.

Why the Budget Agreement Doesn't Suck

Hi folks, it's me, your old pal "Punchy" Mike Mulgrew! Don't try and take my Common Core from me! I'll punch out your stinking face and push it in the dirt! But seriously, folks, let's talk turkey. First of all, don't believe anything you read on those blogs. Show More Summary

Guess the subjects deemed too ‘sensitive’ for new Common Core test

Millions of students are taking Common Core tests known as the SBAC, but they may not realize that long before they sat down for the exams, certain subjects were deemed either too sensitive for inclusion or permitted on the exam in very specific ways. What subjects?  Would you believe: “Couples social dancing” “Upsetting […]

La. court tosses out Jindal-backed lawsuit to kill Common Core

In a blow to opponents of the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana, a Baton Rouge judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and a group of lawmakers who argued that state officials violated Louisiana law when they adopted the controversial K-12 academic standards in 2010. Read full article >>

What Costco And Wegmans Have In Common With Google

What could Google possibly have in common with Wegmans and Costco? The tech giant is working on big-idea projects like self-driving cars and “smart” contact lenses, along with its core search business. The other two are focused on, essentially,...Show More Summary

AM News: Common Core Critics Losing, Warren Supporters Split Labor

Common Core Critics Are Loud But Losing Governing: Most states are now four or five years into the process. Ending Common Core would mean a lot of wasted effort and money. In places like Indiana, the brand name may have gotten dropped, but the essential elements remain intact. Show More Summary

BG 172: The Core of Wisdom

Episode Description: We’re joined again this week by professor and meditation teacher Roger Walsh. This week we dive into his study of the common practices seen in all of the world’s wisdom traditions. He shares each of these practices,...Show More Summary

Finland and the Common Core

All right, it's not the Common Core per se, but it sure looks like it. And it helps confirm what most people in the U.S. are saying about the Common Core: "This could be the holy grail of education reform." Finland changes its National Core Curriculum (NCC) every few years. Show More Summary

Britney Spears Would Rather Learn Algebra Than Hire Out Her Son’s Tutoring?

As the mother of elementary school children navigating Common Core math alongside them, I completely understand where she's coming from. More » Britney Spears Would Rather Learn Algebra Than Hire Out Her Son’s Tutoring? is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

The PLC

Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction 13th edition 2008 This reference book (and also database) is more commonly known as the Public Library Catalog, or the PLC. It lists titles that are considered “core” for the average public library nonfiction collection. I have opinions about it. Are you surprised? This can be a handy tool for […]

"When standardized tests are shared nationwide — as they now are, under the Common Core system that's been adopted in 46 states..."

"... cheating suddenly becomes a whole lot easier. Especially since teenagers now share just about everything on social media."Computers are undermining efforts to standardize children. That's a turnabout. You'll have to write exams that can't be cheated on. That's hard to do!

We’re educating our kids all wrong: The progressive argument against standardized-test mania

Backlash against overtesting, "accountability" and Common Core is right on. Here's how we empower teachers and kids

Social Media Can Make Standardized Test Questions Go Viral

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When standardized tests are shared nationwide—as they now are, under the Common Core system that's been adopted in 46 states—cheating suddenly becomes a whole lot easier. Especially since teenagers now share just about everything on social media. Read more...

Fact Checking Politicians' Arguments On The Common Core

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

ATLANTA (AP) -- In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact. Do the learning standards really mean the federal government is serving as a "national school board," as Sen. Marco Rubio says? That's hardShow More Summary

As testing opt-out movement grows, so does pushback from schools

As the spring standardized testing season continues, the opt-out movement around the country is growing. The New Jersey Assembly, for example, voted on Thursday to allow parents to opt out their children from the PARCC Common Core tests and to require that schools provide alternative activities for students during testing. (The Maryland Senate, rejected an […]

FACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Core

Do the learning standards really mean the federal government is serving as a "national school board," as Sen. Marco Rubio says? [...] there's no federal law — or even federal program — to repeal. [...] the 2016 GOP presidential prospects...Show More Summary

Education: Hacks Praise Anything and Always with Enthusiasm

Somehow there is an endless supply of people willing to praise ridiculous, destructive ideas like Common Core.

Common Core Opt-Out Included in Senate Budget

Thanks to the efforts of Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), as part of the larger budgetary process, Senate Republicans have passed an amendment giving all...

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