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Louis C.K. Has A Lot To Say About The Common Core

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents

Anti-Common Core and standardized testing advocates have found an unlikely ally in comedian Louis C.K. The celebrity took to Twitter Monday to rail...

Indiana Officially Abandons The Common Core

AP | SUMMER BALLENTINE | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of the first states to adopt Common Core standards became the first state to formally abandon the national benchmarks, as In...

No Place for Poetry on My Son's Common Core ELA Test

Cynthia Wachtell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Cynthia Wachtell

Ever since Beowulf, poetry has been critical to the development of the English language. We are now seeing a form of literary expression disappear without any discussion of whether it has a role to play in modern education.

David Brooks, Common Core Circus Performer

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Brooks is right; the circus in indeed "in town," and in his opinion-spouting position, Brooks is attempting to sell tickets to The Greatest So-called "Standards" Show on Earth.

Living History in Covington High School

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

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Don't Believe the Hype: Students With Disabilities Should Benefit From the Common Core

Todd Grindal | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Todd Grindal

The introduction of the Common Core educational standards has elicited substantial handwringing.

Indiana Rushes To Approve New Education Standards After Dropping Common Core

AP | SUMMER BALLENTINE | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As the first state to drop the national Common Core learning standards, Indiana is rushing to approve new state-crafted benchmar...

The Common Core

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 06.16.2014 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

There are a LOT of great teachers and administrators who really care about the education of our children. I believe that if we asked those teachers how to improve education, we would get very good answers

Students Are Test-Driving New Common Core Exams. You Can Too

| Sarah Garland | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents

Millions of American students this spring are piloting new online standardized tests linked to the Common Core State Standards, which will debut next ...

Radio Host Says Anti-Common Core Activists Will Have To Create ‘Parallel Society' To Survive

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

New education standards may force conservatives and Christians to create their own parallel society, according to radio host Sandy Rios. Rios, host...

'Standards Work Is Standards Work'

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Some people are inspired by heroic deeds in extraordinary circumstances; I'm inspired by the everyday competence and thoughtfulness of folks like Branch and the hardworking teachers I saw at Garfield.

Three Reasons Students Should Opt Out Of Standardized Tests -- And Three Reasons They Shouldn't

| Sarah Garland | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents

Now that spring is finally here, kids cooped up during this particularly brutal winter might be looking forward to enjoying some sunshine. Many will h...

Common Core Leaders Are Not Fans Of This Difficult Math Problem

| Sarah Garland | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents

It may be the first time a math problem has gone viral on the Internet. A frustrated father posted a subtraction problem from his second-grade son...

Why Didn't Your Child Pass the State Math Test? States Better Have a Clear Answer

Linda Rosen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Education
Linda Rosen

Is your child a good student? You might be in for a shock. Come next year, he might fail your state's math test, and that could be just the wake-up call you need. Yet if you're like most parents, you won't just accept the state test result on faith.

Field Testing Common Core Assessments -- A Big Step Toward a Worthy Goal

Chris Minnich | Posted 05.27.2014 | Education
Chris Minnich

The week of March 24 represents a milestone in American education that I think is worth taking a few moments to reflect on.

National Urban League Endorses Common Core State Standards -- Part 3: Study Reveals Overwhelming Confidence in CCSS

Marc H. Morial | Posted 05.26.2014 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

It is not possible to ensure equity and excellence if we do not have the same high expectations for all students and invest in them equitably.

Indiana Becomes The First State To Withdraw From The Common Core

AP | SUMMER BALLENTINE and TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana on Monday became the first state to withdraw from the Common Core math and reading standards that outline what students ...

Effort To Set New Standards Spawns Widespread Political Fights

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Cor...

Students To Start Taking Controversial New Tests

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — What's on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue. Field testing begins t...

The Global Search for Education: Education and Skills

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Two and a half years ago, inspired by a group of young international students concerned about the relevance of their 21st century education to today's world, I started The Global Search for Education.

Bill Gates Tries to Fashion Teacher Support for His Beloved Common Core

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.17.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The bottom line is that no proponent of CCSS has any solid proof of its efficacy, Bill Gates and his billions included.

Joy Resmovits

Bill Gates Accuses Common Core Critics Of Trying To Send U.S. Back In Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Bill Gates is rallying teachers to support an embattled cause, the Common Core State Standards. At a speech Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C., t...

Bill Gates: Another Company With Connections Makes Millions While Schools Go Without

David Lyell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
David Lyell

What our schools don't need is more bureaucracy from outside interests. The children of millionaires and billionaires attend private schools with small class sizes and fully staffed campuses. Why is it that what's good enough for the children of millionaires and billionaires isn't good enough for all students?

Tea Partier Actually Thinks The Common Core Will Destroy 'Traditional' America

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

We weren’t aware that the Common Core State Standards had anything to with homosexuality or religion, but Alabama Tea Party leader Dr. Terry Bratton...

National Urban League Endorses Common Core State Standards -- Part Two: Closing the Achievement Gap

Marc H. Morial | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

Once these implementation wrinkles are ironed out, we believe that over time, a commitment to higher standards for every student will go a long way towards closing the achievement gap.