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Bobby Jindal Has Done A Complete 180 On The Common Core

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

For the last four years, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has championed the set of learning benchmarks known as the Common Core State Standards -- but...

Welcome to Common Core Hospital

Peter Greene | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Nurse Duncan: Welcome to Common Core Hospital. How may I assist you? Chris: My name's Chris Wobble. I was just in a car accident. My arms seems to be broken in about three places.

A Teacher's Words to Louis C.K.

TNTP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
TNTP

I'm not out to criticize Louis C.K. or to throw fuel on the firefights over Common Core. But from the perspective of this particular third grade teacher, I respectfully disagree with him. Let me tell you why.

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 ...

The Night Before the ELA Test

Julie Slotnik Sturm | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Julie Slotnik Sturm

There are many things I don't like about the THE TEST. I don't like that, in an effort to develop critical thinking and writing skills, every piece of my son's writing (and those of his peers) now include the words "for example" and "subsequently."

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...

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 ...

8 Questions About The Common Core You Should Know How To Answer

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. If you keep hearing about the Common Core but don’t know exactly...

The Two Sides Of The Common Core Debate

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics are relentless in warning about what they see as the folly of the new Common Core academic standards, designed to prepare ...

How Does The Common Core Compare To Previous Standards?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

A major requirement for the Common Core State Standards was that they be internationally benchmarked. But there has been debate about how well the sta...

Will Maine Be The First State To Repeal The Common Core Standards?

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Two Maine groups opposed to new educational benchmarks most states are using for reading, writing and math are working toward a stat...

Some States Are Having Second Thoughts About Common Core Standards

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

-- Of the 45 states that adopted the Common Core reading, math and writing standards, nine are having second thoughts. Some states are seeking to sl...

NYC School Principals Fight Back Against Recent State Test

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.23.2013 | New York

Principals around New York City are fighting back against what they see as flawed state tests. A group of 15 principals from selective middle and h...

The Role of Fiction in the High School English Language Arts Classroom

Susan Pimentel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Education
Susan Pimentel

Said plainly, stories, drama, poetry, and other literature account for the majority of reading that students will do in the high school ELA classroom.

New Standardized Tests Coming Next Week

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

Pennsylvania school districts are set to administer the first wave of new statewide standardized tests, which students must pass in order to graduate ...

Education Technology, Digital Learning Not As Easy As It Seems

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education identifies four key challenges that public school district leaders must address in the next two yea...

Education 'Insiders' Extremely Skeptical Of Positive Education Reform Post-Election

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

Education consulting group Whiteboard Advisors recently conducted surveys of 50-75 anonymous political and policy “insiders” prior to and in the a...

Utah Withdraws From Consortium Developing Common Core Tests

Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

The Utah state school board on Friday voted 12-3 to withdraw from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium -- one of two state-based consortia worki...

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics, or What's Really Up With Automated Essay Scoring

Todd Farley | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Todd Farley

Until the time comes that automated scoring engines can read and understand, the benefits of those systems seem quite limited to me.