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Curbside marketing: Why your app isn’t as good as my yard sign

In most markets today, well-priced homes are commonly getting multiple offers within the first few days of being on the market. What has gone largely unnoticed is how the yard sign, a core component of curbside marketing, is helping agents because IDX -- and syndicated listing data -- is too slow in a hot market...

Leaked Questions Rekindle Fierce Debate Over Common Core Tests

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

A company is scrambling to purge the Internet of questions used in the exams, but some critics say public debate is the best way to make better tests.

Gates Foundation Cops – a Bit -- To Dangerous Common Core Hubris

Yesterday, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, made an important admission in an open letter about the Common Core: Deep and deliberate engagement is essential to success. Rigorous standards and high expectations...Show More Summary

AM News: Gates Chief Admits Common Core Missteps

Gates Chief Acknowledges Common-Core Missteps blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curricu… School Funding Inequality, Often Measured By State, Is Far Worse Nationally Than You Think @The74 bit.ly/1NCs1tI Bethune-Cookman Students Still Reeling From...Show More Summary

Alicia Keys' "In Common" Video Is A Midsummer Night's Dream

"This video is about celebrating our individuality, and how in the brilliance of our uniqueness, the magic of it all is at the core, we are all the same."

Skepticism and the Fallacy of Relative Privation

There has been a lively exchange surrounding John Horgan’s article about skeptics, which I responded to previously. (See also Orac’s and Daniel Loxton’s responses.) At the core of Horgan’s piece is a logical fallacy so common, I feel it deserves special attention. In fact, PZ Myers wrote approvingly of Horgan’s fallacy, showing that it is […]

Texas Board of Education hopeful invokes Hitler after rival calls out her bizarre fearmongering

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Today’s schoolchildren favor socialism over the free market. Common Core educational standards — banned in Texas — have crept into the classroom. And Texas schools should “teach the knowledge and skills that made the United States the leader of the world,” including cursive, phonics and...

A 'Common Core' for Preschool?

The Educational Testing Service ( ETS ) — the company that helps develop and administer standardized tests such as the SAT and GRE ––put out a research paper a few weeks ago recommending that policymakers “discuss the creation of national...Show More Summary

Dear "Stuff Black People Don't Like" WHY Are You Worried About "Black People Killing Themselves" IF You Are Planning On A "ECAR RAW" (Race War)?

KMOV.com SBPDL And This Blog Frequently Post About The BLACK MURDER PROBLEM IN AMERICA.This Is Where The Commonality Ends Core Belief Black People Are Genetically Predisposed To Violence And Social Disorder BLACK AMERICANS ARE A SMALL...Show More Summary

Arkansas man planned to hang 7 mayors over Common Core and overthrow US with ‘Christian army’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A Mineral Springs man was taken back into custody after a judge ruled he was a threat to the community for mailing threatening letters to lawmakers over Common Core standards in the schools, reports Arkansas Online. Maverick Dean Bryan, 55, has been out on bond since March 28, and faces seven...

AM News: NJ Changes Common Core Name, NY School Struggle With ELL Rules

New Jersey Changes Names of Common Core Standards, Makes Few Changes - State EdWatch - Education Week ow.ly/HpFZ3002wMX New York Schools Struggle With New Rules to Help Students Learning English - The New York Timesow.ly/4Cfo3002vEsShow More Summary

Common Core Problems

Because it is so despised by right-wingers, there’s a temptation to defend Common Core education standards. But as with so much of the education reformers’ agenda, in practice it is deeply problematic, although not usually for the reasons wingnuts have. One of the major problems is the combined issue of testing and privatization. Unfortunately, and […]

Justin LaBar: This Teacher Does Not Want Common Core Or Kirsten Baesler

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler announces plans to rewrite the state's English and math content standards as North Dakota School Boards Association Executive Director Jon Martinson (left) and North Dakota United President Nick Archuleta listen on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the Capitol in Bismarck. Show More Summary

AM News: Chicago Teachers Back Off Strike Threat

Chicago Teachers Union Decides Against Taking Strike Vote - ABC News ow.ly/4ns5r5 See also Tribune Online Testing in Georgia Disrupted by Glitches - Market Brief ow.ly/4nqKHP N.J. revises, renames Common Core academic standards | NJ.com...Show More Summary

Tutor Helps Explain Common Core Subtraction

3 weeks agoHumor : eBaum's World

This is how you solve for 43 - 13 the common core way.

Baesler Says Shift Away From Common Core Wasn’t A Campaign Choice

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler speaks at a news conference in Bismarck. Photo courtesy of state Dept. of Public Instruction. Yesterday Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced that the Department of...Show More Summary

ND Superintendent Announces Beginning Of Move Away From Common Core Standards

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler announces the gathering of a task force to look into future options the state has for the assessment of students during a press conference on 5-8-2015 at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Show More Summary

Common Core Math: I Don't Hate It

When my son first asked me to help him with his second-grade math homework, I was all, "Heck, yeah! Let's do this thing!" I was prepared to be a math rockstar in his eyes. I waited my whole life for this: to feel confident and competent in math, to impart math knowledge on someone. Show More Summary

Common Core Not Doing Its Job. Too Bad for You, America

Naturally, I'm as shocked as anyone to hear the NAEP scores are not skyrocketing. Reading scores are stagnant and math scores are actually going down. Who would've thunk it? After all, we've made kids do close reading. What could beShow More Summary

Newest Test Scores are Bad News for Centralized Education, Common Core

This morning I read an op-ed by Douglas Holtz-Eakin tackling the chasm between what it takes to enroll in college and how ready for college students actually are. It is a yawning gap, and Holtz-Eakin rightly laments it. But then he pulls...Show More Summary

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