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But If You Don't Learn Cursive, How Will You Read the Declaration of Independence in the Original?

If pen retailers and state legislators are to be believed, cursive handwriting is facing an existential threat. Since the advent of the Common Core standards—which emphasize keyboard skills over nicely shaped P's and Q's—it's been common...Show More Summary

Business groups warn Regents on Common Core

As the state Board of Regents prepares to tweak New York's version of Common Core, business groups and other supporters of the tougher educational standards are urging the board not to dumb them down... To view the full story, click the title link.

After Baby: 5 Quick Ways to Shred Belly Fat

After having a baby, a lot of women struggle with toning up their mid-section and shedding unwanted fat in their belly. There is a common misconception that sit ups or other abdominal exercises alone will help tone the core. To the contrary, says Clark Shao, YouTube star and certified personal trainer and fitness nutritionist. Shao... Read More »

Your Ultimate Feminist Back-To-School Reading List

Required-reading lists have been under fire recently, with the Common Core diminishing classroom emphasis on literature without real-world relevancy. Fiction with no clear connection to current events ? so, say, Albert Camus’s The Stranger...Show More Summary

From Common Core To Common Care: Helping School Communities Thrive

"I teach in hopes of turning content into rocket ships-- Tribulations into telescopes, So a child can see their true potential from right where they stand." Excerpted from "Lift Off," by Donovan Livingston Earlier this year, newly minted...Show More Summary

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton: Where They Stand on Education

The two candidates on Common Core standards, school choice and the rising cost of college tuition.

Transitioning Veterans Common Core Strengths

In life there are certain core strengths that will significantly increase your chances of living a purpose driven and rewarding life. The military has captured these core strengths in how they train each and every member of the Armed Forces. Show More Summary

Common Core? Agency Fees? No Thanks!

Yesterday the 10 th annual Education Next survey of American opinion on K-12 education came out, and right away Jason Bedrick deftly distilled the school choice findings. I want to quickly discuss two other, ripped-from-the-headlines...Show More Summary

Two Women, Two Views

Readers may remember a high-school English teacher from Sacramento. Last year, she rebelled against Common Core, refusing to teach her students Shakespeare — on grounds that he was “a long-dead, British guy” who had little to say toShow More Summary

5 Totally Confusing Things Guys Do That Mean They Like You

Men are confusing at their core, and sometimes it can be hard to interpret their mixed signals. Luckily, our friends at YourTango have decoded their most common confusing habits to make dating a breeze. Seems SO weird, right? But wait... It's...Show More Summary

A Lesson for Common Core Enthusiasts

Someone sent me an interesting link from the Gates-funded Center for American Progress the other day, about how we could all do fabulous close reading things with the Common Core standards. Believe it or not, just about every organization...Show More Summary

Team Obama (Clinton) Offers Pennies for New Assessments

In 2010 Arne Duncan announced a $330 million giveaway contest for the creation of standardized Common Core tests. This came in conjunction with massive bribes in Race to the Top billions for states to adopt the Common Core. In response...Show More Summary

Public Education, Common Core, the Law, and You

If you haven't been near a public school in the last few years, you may have missed out on one of the biggest public policy battles of the past decade: Common Core education standards. The Common Core State Standards Initiative seeks to set out a single, comprehensive set of......

Approx. 400 SAT Items Leaked To Reuters News Agency

After his stint as a “lead architect” for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), David Coleman landed the presidency of one of the CCSS insider groups, the College Board. He decided to “redesign” the SAT– but he apparently did not redesign...Show More Summary

AM News: NJ Scores Well, SAT Hacked, NYC Tries Shared Principals

New Jersey Ties Graduation to Tests Aligned With Common Core Standards NYTimes.com ow.ly/avDy100gcEI 'Massive' security breach exposes hundreds of new SAT questions - Reuters nzzl.us/v8hclwr As ACT scores rise, more students can choose...Show More Summary

If Test Scores Go Up Did Education Improve?

On Friday afternoon July 29, 2016, New York State released the results of student test scores on Common Core aligned standardized tests administered last spring. If you missed the announcement, that's probably why scores were released on a Friday afternoon the day the Presidential campaign went into full swing. Show More Summary

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