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Common Core State 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Our Students. Their Moment. My A**!

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

The bureaucrats charged with implementing the Common Core dodge the flak from right and left, pointing out that the Common Core is a set of common standards, not a prescribed curriculum. This defense, while limitedly accurate, is irrelevant. The problem with the Common Core is that it drives bad education.

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.

Colleges Might Not Be Ready For The Common Core

| Jon Marcus | Posted 07.23.2014 | College

America’s primary and secondary schools may be busy preparing for the onset of the Common Core standards, meant to better prepare students for colle...

Joy Resmovits

Why Bobby Jindal Is Being Sued By His Allies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent Tuesday fending off a legal attack from his allies. Two years ago, Jindal visited a charter school operated ...

Parents, Teachers Sue Louisiana Governor Over Common Core

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of ...

What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Standards?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

I suspect one of the reasons conversation about Common Core state standards has gotten so very confusing and inflammatory is because so few articles, commentaries, and discussions ever spell out what standards are.

Common Sense and the Common Core

Vicki Cobb | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The furor over the implementation and testing of the Common Core State Standards is detracting from dealing with the very basic issues involved in putting these standards to work.

This Texas Politician Wants Funds To 'Crush Common Core'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is seeking donations from supporters so he can "crush" the Common Core State Standards. Abbott, a Republi...

Myth of the Month: Common Core Is Dumbing Down Education for the College-Bound

Linda Rosen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Linda Rosen

CCSS lays the groundwork for students to gain the foundational knowledge that they need to succeed after graduation.

A Common Core of Corporate Profit

Diann Woodard | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Diann Woodard

Ironically, when advocates of this system of "profit education" talk about the growing poverty that exists in schools and the need to be able to provide for the well being of the total child, poverty is obfuscated by an insistent claim that it is an excuse, not a cause of poor performance.

Parents Hold the Key to Success for Common Core State Standards

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.17.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President, Programs, NCLR It's the time of year that millions of students look forward to: donning caps and gowns and wal...

Latinos and the 2014 Elections: Five Reasons to Vote in November

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.11.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

This November, Americans will choose governors in 36 states, elect the entire U.S. House of Representatives and one-third of the U.S. Senate, select a great majority of their state legislators, and decide who will represent them in hundreds of local elections.