How Common Core quietly won the war Politico: Ask most any third-grader: Just as Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the cheerleader in chief for the Cmmon Core and rigorous standards, prepares to step down, the standards that naysayers...Show More Summary
The Arkansas decision doubled the number of Algebra I students considered proficient.
A Politico article today declares that the Common Core has “quietly” won the school standards war. It is a headline that would have been accurate several years ago, but today’s headline should be somewhat different: “Common Core inShow More Summary
The promise of the Common Core to provide nationwide learning standards for kids from kindergarten through high school has shriveled yet again, this time as a result of Ohio’s decision to interpret its test results differently than other states. Show More Summary
The NY Times describes how one of the promises of the Common Core, the ability to compare educational outcomes among states, is failing, since states are defining student proficiency is different ways (boldface mine): Ohio seems to have taken a … Continue reading ?
Bill and Melinda Gates pledge more support for the Common Core, teacher quality, personalized learning.
Tonight PBS NewsHour Anchor Gwen Ifill talks with Bill and Melinda Gates about their foundation’s influence on American public education and what they’ve learned in 15 years of supporting sometimes controversial reforms. Continue reading ? The post Melinda Gates says Common Core pushback propelled by changing too much, too fast appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
A champion of what became known as Common Core education standards, Bush pushed a set of high-stakes tests for students and a system of grading schools as the centerpiece of an education agenda that defines much of his legacy in office. In...Show More Summary
The description of the results come down to the different labels each state uses to describe the exact same scores on the same tests.
DIAL 911 FOR THE GLEICHSCHALTUNG SQUAD: Greenwich CT police captain investigates Common Core opponent.
I guess Secretary Duncan felt that he'd done enough damage to educational standards - and tossed around enough race-baiting comments - to satisfy him, so he'll be leaving in December....What's that? No, actually, my slams at Arne Duncan...Show More Summary
Advocates hoped to be able to compare student performance across state lines, but that’s still hard to do.
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Sent to US News, October 1.Contrary to Scott Sargrad's claims ("Tests can be golden," September 30), there is no evidence that the common core tests are a "more rigorous and honest look at students' performance." All the recent California results showed is that the new tests are harder. Show More Summary
One of the many technocratic mandates of the Common Core Standards comes in the form of an insistent rationing of the kinds and amounts of reading materials that schoolchildren should be exposed to at different grade levels. Below is the breakdown from the Common Core website. Show More Summary
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has created a task force to overhaul Common Core standards and reduce the number of standardized tests. The post Andrew Cuomo Creates Task Force To ‘Overhaul’ Common Core appeared first on ThinkProgres...
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Gov. Cuomo on Monday unveiled a task force to undertake a "total reboot" of the Common Core standards.
Republicans used to love the Common Core education standards. Then the Tea Party stepped in.
Like Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, the EPA’s regulatory assault on energy production, Obama’s anti-suburban moves, American policy in the Middle East and other fundamental transformations, Common Core is so big and sprawling a change that it’s often tough to see it whole. Show More Summary