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Common Core Proponents Were Motivated by Inadequate State Standards, Not Gates Money

Bob Wise | Posted 08.10.2014 | Education
Bob Wise

Back in 2006, I was present at the first meeting of state organizations and educators to discuss the possibility of states developing a common set of education standards that were more rigorous than what states were currently using.

The Country's Most Ambitious Digital Learning Project

Bill Tucker | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Bill Tucker

Amidst the cool technology demonstrations, shiny gadgets, and debates about online learning, it's essential not to overlook the country's most expensive -- and perhaps most ambitious -- initiative to use digital technology.

Have We Gotten It Wrong on School Reform?

Jack Jennings | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We are unique in pursuing so much testing, punitive measures against schools and teachers, and the creation of so many independent charter schools. At the same time, we are ignoring financial inequality among schools and school districts.

Adoption of Common Core State Standards Is Just the Beginning--We Need to Ensure Effective Implementation to Help Every Child Succeed

Delia Pompa | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
Delia Pompa

Latino and ELL academic success is critical to the strength of the U.S. economy as these students represent a large and growing share of the U.S. student population and future workforce.

Why President Obama Must 'See Like a State,' Not Like a Teacher

John Thompson | Posted 06.11.2011 | Education
John Thompson

The President always must look at education from 30,000 feet. We need to help him, though, to see how big-picture "reforms" work on the ground.