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A unique approach to math helps boost achievement for American Indian children—and it shares striking parallels with the Common Core.

A Major Goal Of The Common Core Is Going Unfulfilled

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. But they are still below what many parents may be accustomed...Show More Summary

Quotes: A Glass Half-Empty View Of Common Core Progress

The whole idea of Common Core was to bring students and schools under a common definition of what success is... And Common Core is not going to have that. One of its fundamental arguments has been knocked out from under it. - Brookings' Tom Loveless in AP (As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled)

Starbucks & Under Armour Are Winning Mobile -- And You're Likely Behind

What do Under Armour and Starbucks have in common?  More than you think. Retailers, you might want to pay attention—these companies are winning in mobile. Under Armour and Starbucks each have a keen eye on their core customer, both know how to build a grassroots following and, unlike many other brands, [...]

Compulsory kindergarten: Still a bad idea

Kindergarten hasn't been its old self for a long time. After decades of increasing focus on academics, it recently became more standardized as well; the curriculum for California's 5-year-olds is now aligned with the Common Core academic standards. Kindergarten teachers are no longer preoccupied...

Initial Common Core scores higher than expected but goals unfulfilled

Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing. Continue reading ? The post Initial Common Core scores higher than expected but goals unfulfilled appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Defense Department schools begin implementing Common Core standards — but giving them different name

The public school system run for the Department of Defense to educate children of active duty military and civilian department families in the United States and around the world has started to implement new standards that look remarkably like the Common Core. But it’s calling them by a different name. Thomas M. Brady, director of […]

Only 1/4 of Public School Parents Support Common Core, Poll Finds

A new PDK/Gallup poll shows little nationwide enthusiasm for Common Core with only a quarter of public school parents supporting the unpopular education initiative.

New York Education Commissioner Threatens Legal Action Against Parents Who Oppose Common Core

Rusty Weiss reports that the newly minted New York education commissioner, Mary Ellen Elia, has said parents that oppose the state’s loathsome Common Core miseducation policy are dangerous and has

U.S. schools are too focused on standardized tests, poll says

Americans are critical of testing, teacher evaluations based on tests, the Common Core and vouchers.

Forming valid conclusions about the common core

Sent to US News.com, August 22, 2015"Just because it's Common Core aligned doesn't make it boring," (August 20), represents only the opinion of one former teacher and only one teacher with experience teaching with the common core standards. Show More Summary

Man tests the ‘bro code’ by asking complete strangers to help him lie to his girlfriend

Welcome to club bro, where making new adult friends is easier than common core math. ‘I was like: “Dude what are you doing?” And he was like: “I am in

Common Core: Who's Watching the Kids?

Educational games to be used to measure your child’s mental state, story-sharing to predict violent behavior, and more – coming to a school near you.

Republicanos hablan sobre sus maestros favoritos

El miércoles, le comentamos lo que los candidatos estaban diciendo sobre los Estándares Esenciales (Common Core), y porque el gran empuje que se está haciendo para colocar al tema de la educación al frente y al centro de la elección presidencial del 2016 podría ser en vano.

N.Y. schools commissioner: It’s ‘unethical’ for educators to support testing opt-out movement

In New York state this past spring, some 20 percent of students refused to take the 2015 state-mandated Common Core standardized tests in math and English language arts, highlighting the growth of a high-stakes testing “opt out” movement around the country. That amounts to more than 200,000 students from grades 3 through 8, with some districts reporting […]

Common Core Meets VBS

Louisville school officials and churches team up to help kids avoid the "Summer Slump." ­­­­­­ A s a boy, John Marshall remembers his favorite Sunday school teacher reading Bible stories to the class—and then leading students to uncover...Show More Summary

Republicans discuss their favorite teachers

On Wednesday, we told you what the candidates were saying about the Common Core and why the big push to make education front and central in the 2016 presidential election might not pay off.

Bush and Kasich “fail” parents on Common Core: Watchdog’s report

Jeb has "used straw-man arguments to dismiss opponents as relying on ‘Alice-in-Wonderland logic.’”

Common Core Report Card: Opposition Groups Rank the Presidential Candidates

Two organizations that strongly oppose the Common Core State Standards for education have graded the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on their efforts to combat the standards.

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