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Educators alarmed by some questions on N.Y. Common Core tests

I wrote a post yesterday saying education activists were reporting more than 175,000 New York students had opted out of Common Core English Language Arts exams given last week — and many more districts were still unheard from.  New York is at the center of a growing movement among parents around the country to protest […]

Fourth Grade Student Gives Powerful Speech About The Problems With Common Core Testing [Video]

A fourth grade student from Brooksville Elementary in Florida may not be tall enough to reach the top of the podium at a recent school board meeting. However, that didn’t stop her from giving a speech that left many in the room speechless or standing with applause. Show More Summary

Hillary Loves the Common Core, and the "Iowa Core"

On Tuesday Hillary’s first small sit down in Iowa, which was choregraphed for the CSPAN audience, took up the subject of education. Almost 50 minutes in, one of the particiants, Diane, receives her prompt from Hillary to ask the Common Core question at 49:48. Show More Summary

Report: 175,000-plus N.Y. students opt out of Common Core test, more expected

An education advocacy group says that more than 175,000 New York students — far more than last year — opted out of Common Core English Language Arts exams given this week, and the number is expected to climb, highlighting a growing movement among parents around the country to protest standardized tests they think are unfair […]

Thousands of students opt out of Common Core tests in protest

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. Continue reading ? The post Thousands of students opt out of Common Core tests in protest appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

First in the Nation Forum: Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal addressed the "First in the Nation" candidate forum in Nashua, N.H. Saturday and was critical of the Common Core education standards.

Opt-Out Movement Accelerates Amid Common Core Testing

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This "opt-out" movement remains scattered but is growing fast in some parts of the country. Show More Summary

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Some Republicans and Tea Party activists focus on the Common Core standards themselves, calling them a federal intrusion by President Barack Obama, even though they were developed by the National Governors Association and each state's education leaders in the wake of President George W. Show More Summary

In NY, 13.6 Percent of Students Refused ELA Tests This Week

This impressive number of test refusers is sure to jump when the Math Common Core testing starts next week in New York.

Mom: The religious reasons my kids won’t be taking Common Core tests

Jessie B. Ramey is the parent of two children in Pittsburgh public schools and a historian of working families, gender, race and U.S. social policy who teaches women’s studies and history at the University of Pittsburgh. She has decided to opt her children out of upcoming state-mandated tests in Pennsylvania known as the PSSAs for […]

North Dakota’s Common Core Roll Out Couldn’t Be Going Any Worse

When you’re an embattled statewide elected official trying to roll out testing for a hugely controversial education initiative that was the subject of a bruising political fight at the state legislature what’s the last thing you want to happen? Computer glitches. That’s the last thing you want to happen. Apparently things are so bad federal...

NYS students opting out of Common Core rises: activists

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

New York state students opting out of the controversial Common Core reading exams reached 155,237 as of Thursday, activists say.

TN's Deal with the Devil, Part 2

See Part 1 here. In 2010 Tennessee got a check from Race to the Top for $501 million. TN quickly moved to do everything their successful grant application had promised: adopt Common Core, build even bigger data systems on top of theShow More Summary

Common Core Tests Stopped In Three States Because Of Technical Issues

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A problem with a computer server is stopping Common Core testing in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota after a previous technical issue delayed it last month, officials said. The three states contract with the New Hampshire-based...Show More Summary

Shaun Osher on tripling his net worth when he launched his real estate career

Shaun Osher, the CEO of CORE, talks about the very first real estate deal he ever did as a new agent in New York -- and how common sense helped set his career on fire. ...

You’ve Got Questions for Teachers. We’ve Got Answers!

The debates over K-12 education can feel especially hysterical these days, from household uproars over Common Core–inspired math homework to gubernatorial flip-flopping over whether the national standards are any good. But through it...Show More Summary

NY State ED Losers Plan to Use Invalid Test Data: So What's New

Call this posturing by fuming Cuomo stooges at the state department of ed after this week's repudiation of Common Core testing by refusers, but it will only serve in infuriate parents who are already gathering their pitchforks and torches:...Show More Summary

MM: Local Chef Cooking for Chemo Patients, Bound to Be Read Books Closes, and Common Core Math Explained

Decatur chef Lynne Sawicki cooks meals for chemo patients [Neighbor Newspapers] Bound to Be Read Books in EAV announces its closing [Atlanta Intown] Here’s what they’re building next to the Brookhaven Costco [Curbed] Atlanta Streetcar being promoted to NYC tourists [Atlanta Magazine] Transportation funding bill to generate $870 million next year [ABC] Fly me to […]

Morning Video: In Iowa, Hillary Clinton Talks Common Core

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton named Ann O'Leary as one of her top policy wonks for the campaign, and I predicted that the candidate might make it until Memorial Day before talking about Common Core. Well, she talked about it yesterday in Iowa, and the good folks at PJ Media's Tatler shared the clip (starts at 5:33), asked by a teacher. Show More Summary

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