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Common Core State Standards

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.

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 | 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.

Jason Linkins

Georgia's Common Core Paranoia May Be Coming For The SAT | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

If you've spent any time at all reading up on recent trends in education policy, you probably know: Common Core State Standards Initiative -- the most...

National Urban League Endorses Common Core State Standards - Here's Why: Part One

Marc H. Morial | Posted 04.28.2014 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

It does not serve our nation or our future when some children are systemically less prepared than others, nor does it serve our nation to have this issue tossed onto a political battlefield where it becomes a casualty of partisanship and deliberate misinformation.

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...

True American Grit

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.23.2014 | Home
Vicki Cobb

According to psychologist, Angela Duckworth, the most important trait for success is grit. There is no better example than American homesteaders.

We Need a Course Correction on Common Core

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 04.22.2014 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

NEA members have a right to feel frustrated, upset, and angry about the poor commitment to implementing the standards correctly. So, where do we go from here?

An Early Lawsuit for Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.21.2014 | Home
Vicki Cobb

We underestimate the intelligence of our children if we don't expose them to stories like this.

The Next Generation of Leaders

Teach Plus | Posted 04.19.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Alexandra Fuentes As we honor our nation's leaders on Presidents' Day, few of us stop and think about our presidents as they were at age seven or ...

What The Common Core Actually Looks Like In Everyday Classrooms

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.13.2014 | Parents

Reactions to the Common Core Standards -- a new set of education benchmarks that have been adopted in 45 states -- have been varied, polarized and pol...

Asphyxiating Education

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
Robert Koehler

Just like the disastrous No Child Left Behind Act of the Bush era, in whose wake it follows, it's all about testing and uniform standards and the "rigorous" evaluation of schools and teachers; and it's clueless about the nature of childhood development, not to mention reality.

Road Maps to the Common Core

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

Since businesses now say they want creative, self-starting, innovative workers, we have to allow teachers to go back to being creative innovators themselves.

Rebecca Klein

Surprise, Surprise: Tea Party Is Spreading Lies About The Common Core | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

The tea party's war against the Common Core State Standards escalated this week in the form of survey results supposedly attesting to the standards' e...

Common Core: Don't Lose Momentum

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Impatient Optimists

More than 80 percent of students say they expect to go to college, but less than 40 percent of adults have an associate's degree or higher. It's clear...

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."

Why Are Parents Revolting Against the Common Core? Start With the English Curriculum

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 03.18.2014 | Education
Nicholas Tampio

The Common Core ELA curriculum does not treat teachers or students with dignity. Lest you think that teachers can afford to ignore the modules, consider this fact. The Race to the Top program requires states to use value added modeling in teacher evaluations.