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Common Core Education

Wait, Tell Me Again What Common Core Is?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Common Core Will Make Our Kids Smarter! No, It Will Make Them Dumber! Common Core Will Make Kids Enjoy School More! No, It Will Permit the Totalitaria...

How The Common Core Lost Teacher Support

Peter Greene | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

The Common Core lost teacher support because so many teachers spent the year face to face with it, looking it right in its beady little eyes. They don't love it because they know it so well.

Here's How New York Students Did On Common Core Tests This Year

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

The New York State Education Department released the much-anticipated scores on this year's statewide English language arts and math exams on Thursday...

The Tea Party and the Common Core: Right Answer, Wrong Reason

Victor Dorff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Victor Dorff

Ultimately, Common Core may provide the right course correction for U.S. education, but the devil is in the transition. Rather than focus first on modifying classroom instruction, we have allowed the testing industry to lead the charge of implementing the new ideas.

The High-Profile People Who Are Doubling Down on the Common Core

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

They can purchase publicity. They can offer talking points. But they cannot back their diehard delivery with evidence that the Common Core does anything other than divest American public education of its democratically-protected autonomy.

Whatever Will We Do If We Dump Common Core?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.01.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

If self-declared "reformers" promote non-CCSS education as substandard, and all of these "reformers" lack a CCSS-based education, why should anyone bother heeding any advice they should push onto the public?

This Is How Teachers Really Feel About The Common Core

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Teachers are not shying away from the challenges of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). A Scholastic and Bill & Melinda Gates Fou...

Majority Of Americans Don't Know What The Common Core Is ..

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

A major change is coming to a majority of public schools throughout the country, and most Americans have no idea what it is. A survey released toda...

States Reconsider Common Core Tests

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. Beginning in March, more than four million students will serve as ...

Would You Like Fries With Your iPad?

David Lyell | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
David Lyell

I know board members care deeply about public education. But as recently deceased board member Ms. Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte said about students, and I think you could apply this to the board's relationship with the public: "They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

8 Questions About The Common Core You Should Know How To Answer

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. If you keep hearing about the Common Core but don’t know exactly...

How About Some Rhee-lated Information From Tax Documents?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

Handing millions over to the likes of Michelle Rhee is idiocy. Rhee is nothing more than some Frankenstein creation of bored philanthropy. Be careful, mainstream America. In promoting Rhee, you are confusing cash flow for substance.

But Why The Common Core?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

A decade ago, American education leaders received some alarming news: On a pair of international tests, U.S. students were far behind their peers in c...

Ravitch to the Rescue

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Tampio

How did parents lose the right to educate our own children or, at least, have a meaningful role to play in our school districts? How can we reclaim this right? Enter Diane Ravitch, America's foremost historian and theorist of education policy.

On the Brink of the Common Core Era, Principals Leading

Pedro Noguera | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Pedro Noguera

The new Common Core era has generated great insecurity, largely because some states, such as New York, implemented the new assessments before rolling out new curricula designed to match the rigorous exams. There is no single recipe for how to do all that is vital, but there are key ingredients.

The Biggest Fallacy of the Common Core Standards

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Across the nation, our schools are suffering from budget cuts. As more money is allocated to testing and accountability, less money is available for the essential programs and services that all schools should provide. Our priorities are confused.

Common Core: Do What It Takes Before High Stakes

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

America's public education system could be on the brink of a once-in-a-generation revolution. If implemented properly, we can provide all children with the problem-solving, critical-thinking and teamwork skills they need to compete in today's changing world. But that's a big "if."

Kansas Board Of Education To Discuss Future Of Cursive Writing In Curriculums

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

The Kansas State Board of Education will discuss the role of cursive handwriting in school curriculums during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Wich...

City Officials Tell Edu. Commission Additional Funding Is Needed To Fund Common Core Implementation

Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

As New York City works to integrate the Common Core State Standards, Department of Education Deputy Chancellor Shael Polakow-Suransky says both the ci...

Partnering for Common Core Success

Jennifer Peck | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education
Jennifer Peck

With the adoption of Common Core State Standards, after school and summer programs hold even greater potential. A vast body of research shows that high quality after school and summer programs contribute tremendously to children's learning.

The Complicated Promise of the Common Core

John Thompson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education
John Thompson

To explain my joy when I read Oklahoma's Common Core Standards, I must recount the worst testing outrage that I experienced.