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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

Quotes: The Real Struggle Behind Common Core Debate

It’s not that the kids couldn’t do it. But it was so much more difficult for teachers to teach, and it took longer to teach these deeper concepts. - Texas teacher Shanna Peeples, reflecting on year as USDE Ambassador, in Deseret News (Last year’s Teacher of the Year shares thoughts)

AM News: NJ One Of Just 7 States Using PARCC Common Core Test

N.J. one of just 7 states still using PARCC tests in 2016 | NJ.com ow.ly/4n6z4s Senator Alexander Blames Feds For TNReady Delays | Nashville Public Radio ow.ly/4n6AhG Kentucky's Unprecedented Success In School Funding Is On The LineShow More Summary

Common Core Losing Steam? Michigan Could Become Next State to Kill Effort

A bill to repeal Michigan's adoption of the Common Core State Standards that was introduced last month is making its way through the legislature.

Morning News: Calm Test Season In NOLA, School Spending Week 2

Revised Common Core tests spark little debate, no widespread boycotts this year: The New Orleans Advocate ow.ly/4n2NI5 What Difference Does A Dollar Make? : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/4n3NQH What Happened When One Of New Jersey's Poorest School...Show More Summary

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AM News: NJ Glitches Mar Generally Uneventful Common Core Testing Season

Technical Glitch Foils Wednesday Testing in New Jersey - WSJ ow.ly/4mW8om See also NJ.com & Pearson letter. Newark 'Unity' slate sweeps city school board elections | NJ.com ow.ly/4mUZqa Outspoken Chicago Principal Ousted for "Insubordination"...Show More Summary

Joe Chiang: Common Core Math Is Not Common

Students listen in math class. Flickr There have been complaints about elementary teachers, elementary students, and parents of elementary students being unable to understand Common Core elementary math.  There is a logical reason. The...Show More Summary

Hillary Proposes Boarding Schools for the Poor: KIPP is On It

Clinton loves testing, Common Core, segregated charter schools. A new idea emerged during an interview last week: boarding schools. The boarding school idea has been pursued by the billionaires behind the KIPP movement in Camden, New Jersey. Show More Summary

AM News: DC's Kaya Henderson Asked Chartwell For $100K Donation

AP: DC schools chief asked contractor for $100K ow.ly/4mTAJs [See also Washington Post http://ow.ly/4mTBRT] Common Core ads becomes issue in race for Skelos seat | Newsday ow.ly/4mTzYo Massive loss of preschool seats looms for LA County...Show More Summary

Delaying algebra to high school, per Common Core, might be a miscalculation

Putting up barriers to eighth-grade algebra isn’t popular with parents seeking to accelerate math studies for their kids.

Is the Common Core past its peak and heading toward oblivion?

A new report shows little change in student achievement. Supporters say the approach needs more time.

Growing number of military families opt for home school

Aside from stability, military parents often cite a dislike of the Common Core State Standards as reasons for choosing home school. Continue reading ? The post Growing number of military families opt for home school appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Biggest Name In Common Core Aims To Be The Biggest Name In Privatized Education

Pearson, one of the most recognizable names in the education business, is making a big play globally, according to a fascinating article at Wired, and it is drawing all sorts of attention from the all sides of the political spectrum....Show More Summary

Teacher: What third-graders are being asked to do on 2016 Common Core test

Students across New York have been taking the 2016 state-mandated standardized Common Core tests — first in English Language Arts and later this week in math — and from the beginning of the administration of the exams, trouble has been reported. Wrongly printed test booklets, poorly constructed questions, etc.  In this post, one teacher does […]

Morning Video: Clinton Wouldn't Opt Her Granddaughter Out Of Testing

Hillary Clinton wouldn't opt out her granddaughter on Common Core tests https://t.co/qIuvbb7LdV via @NewsdayOpinion pic.twitter.com/is7aA5dt2O — Newsday (@Newsday) April 12, 2016 Via Newsday: Hillary Clinton wouldn't opt out her granddaughter on Common Core tests http://nwsdy.li/1NlLr04 via

Pearson’s Quest to Cover the Planet in Company-Run Schools

Pearson, the company behind Common Core and the US testing-industrial complex, plans to conquer the entire world with its new model for education. The post Pearson's Quest to Cover the Planet in Company-Run Schools appeared first on WIRED.

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