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Common Core State Standards

The Common Core Standards: A Matter of One Nation

David Scott Clegg | Posted 11.06.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

'We the people... in order to form a more perfect union...' There have been statements made throughout the history of the United States of America...

One Excellent Outcome from the Common Core

Vicki Cobb | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The protests over the Common Core Standards have been more about the destructive effects of testing to assess how we're meeting the Standards than about the actual Standards themselves.

False Apologies From Arne Duncan

Yohuru Williams | Posted 10.19.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

It is perhaps not surprising, in an election season when so many of those who attempted to impose these changes stand to lose their jobs that Duncan and others would feign a change of heart. If you listen carefully, it is not really a change at all.

The Common Core: A Good Journey

Teach Plus | Posted 10.08.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

I am a teacher, and I support the Common Core State Standards. These days it feels like I need to keep this to myself. The Common Core seems like everyone's favorite initiative to hate, but exactly who are the critics? Politicians running in mid-term elections? Celebrities like Louis C.K.?

Common Core: A Solid Policy Behind an Unpopular Name

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Common Core has a brand problem. Two separate national surveys demonstrate rapidly declining support for the Common Core State Standards initiative.

Common Core Kills Curiosity

Yohuru Williams | Posted 09.30.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Acknowledging the myriad ways in which school districts can undermine curiosity and academic exploration by over-stressing test scores and technical training, one can emphasize the importance of structured explorations that can expand a child's imagination.

Common Core Revisited

Vicki Cobb | Posted 10.02.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

We will never rid the system of dead-wood teachers, short-sighted administrators, and negligent parents. But there is a huge body of literature on what the best practices are and there is a wealth of high-quality instructional material out there, if only teachers had more time to find it.

My 9-Year-Old's Homework is Killing Me

Maria Colaco | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Maria Colaco

As a parent of a 9-year-old, I want to tell all of you coming up the parenting pipeline to get ready for it. If you thought homework was bad when YOU were a student... it's HORRID when you are a parent.

Are We Ready for a New Common Core Conversation?

Peter Greene | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

The calls for conversation, for cooler heads, for less rhetoric, for less politics -- we've been hearing more and more of these over the past year because the reformsters are losing.

Wait, Tell Me Again What Common Core Is?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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 Is Playing Out In All 50 States

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards: ___...

Most Parents Like Their Child's Education, But Not The Common Core

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents

Even as American students continue to post underwhelming results on international exams, most parents are pleased with the education their child is re...

Joy Resmovits

Jindal Proves He's Serious About Dismantling His Former Cause | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

First he sued his own school board. Now he's suing the federal government. Buffeted by a state judge who initially struck down his suspension of Co...

A Story of Dysfunction Points to a Couple of Basic Truths

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

A fascinating article by a journalism professor/parent recently illustrated two problems endemic to schools. Meredith Broussard, a professor at Templ...

Engaging Those Kids in Writing

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Teaching writing has been a challenge for teachers for years. That is one of the reasons why many adults are poor writers; they did not get the training they needed in elementary school and high school.

How One Ohio Mother Is Trying To Take Down The Common Core

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents

CINCINNATI – The several hundred people that filled the sanctuary of Faith Christian Fellowship Church on the outskirts of Cincinnati on a Monday ev...

I'm Going to Say Half-full This Time

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Some teachers in states that have adopted the Common Core are expressing apprehension about their readiness to teach to the new standards, dismay at t...

Joy Resmovits

Fewer Than Half Of American Students Are Ready For College | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores pr...

What Should Parents Expect in the New School Year?

Jack Jennings | Posted 10.19.2014 | Education
Jack Jennings

Teachers have been preparing to use different material and ways of instruction in reading/English language arts and mathematics. Kids may come home with homework that looks different than last year, and certainly different than when parents attended school.

Common Core and Media Spin

Bob Seay | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
Bob Seay

There are some serious questions about Common Core. Unfortunately, these questions and any answers that they may produce are buried beneath conspiracy theories, partisan rants, and crass commercial opportunism.

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...

How Would You Score On A Third-Grade Common Core Math Test?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

If you've wondered how you would perform in school under the new Common Core State Standards, New York state just made it easier to find out. This ...

Civil Rights or Civil Wrongs: A Closer Look at the Common Core

Anthony Cody | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Anthony Cody

The corporate under-written Common Core standards and tests are at best a distraction and at worse add grievous insult to injury for children of color.

Why I Am Illiterate in Math & How Public Education Can Fix It

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Evans

I read the New York Times Magazine cover story about Americans' struggle with math, with special appreciation: I stink at math. I always thought my pr...

Myth of the Month: Anything Would Be Better Than Common Core

Linda Rosen | Posted 09.29.2014 | Education
Linda Rosen

If you're not worried by the direction of recent political opposition to the Common Core State Standards, you should be.