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School Data Breaches: A New Trend Coming to a Minnesota School Near You

Filed in Privacy/SLDS by on October 24, 2014 2 Comments
School Data Breaches: A New Trend Coming to a Minnesota School Near You

Below is a guest op/ed by Anne Taylor a mom in Minnesota who is concerned about student data breaches in her local school district.  This is a problem that is not limited to Minnetonka, MN or even the state of Minnesota however. School Data Breaches: A New Trend Coming to a Minnesota School Near You […]

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Look What Jeb Bush Doesn’t Mention in Fundraising Letter

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Look What Jeb Bush Doesn’t Mention in Fundraising Letter

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush sent a fundraising letter out for the 501(c)4 organization he launched last year – Excellence in Education National (the Foundation for Excellence in Education is a 501(c)3 he started). Reading through this five page letter I find an education policy topic strangely missing.  I’m sure you can guess what it […]

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Washington Democrat Group Passes Resolution Opposing Common Core

Washington Democrat Group Passes Resolution Opposing Common Core

The Washington State 46th Legislative District Democrats passed a resolution at their meeting on October 16th opposing the Common Core State Standards.  The group requests that the Washington Legislature withdraw from the Common Core State Standards and reclaim state sovereignty in K-12 education.  I was told the resolution was soundly passed. Below is the resolution […]

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Andrew Cuomo Says He’ll Delay Using Common Core Scores for Five Years

Andrew Cuomo Says He’ll Delay Using Common Core Scores for Five Years

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a campaign ad yesterday that he will delay using Common Core assessment scores for five years and then only if New York children are ready.  He even took flak from his Democratic primary opponent, Zephyr Teachout who opposed Common Core, Teachout earned 1/3 of the vote in New […]

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(Video) Parents and Teachers Speak Out Against Common Core in SW Louisiana

(Video) Parents and Teachers Speak Out Against Common Core in SW Louisiana

This video wasn’t available when I blogged about the town hall attended by 800 concerned parents and citizens in Calcasieu Parish.  State Representative Brett Geymann who helped organize the event released a video late last week of some teachers and parents speaking at it.  It’s worth watching (and sharing). HT: Louisiana Core

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The Common Core Opposition Video Georgia Lawmakers Won’t See in Committee

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on October 20, 2014 4 Comments
The Common Core Opposition Video Georgia Lawmakers Won’t See in Committee

Below is a great video produced by members of Georgia’s grassroots Common Core opposition and a professional videographer.  This video features featuring parents, kids, teachers a psychotherapist and a school board chair discussing the shortcomings of the Common Core.  It was put together to present at the final House Study Committee on the Federal Government […]

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Where Is the Stop Common Core Line Located on the New York Ballot?

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on October 17, 2014 2 Comments
Where Is the Stop Common Core Line Located on the New York Ballot?

Gee no attempt to confuse people here. Despite the Stop Common Core ballot line receiving the most signatures out of any other 3rd party ballot line they were lumped in with the Libertarians. They are also at the bottom of the ballot. Some folks in New York created a graphic that should help. Update: Disclaimer… […]

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Ohio Common Core Test Scores Won’t Be Available Until 2016

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Ohio Common Core Test Scores Won’t Be Available Until 2016

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Ohio parents won’t likely know how their students did on the PARCC assessments being given this spring for months.  They may even have to wait until 2016. Forget seeing state report cards for schools and districts by their normal late August time next year, said Tom Gunlock, vice chairman […]

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Stop Common Core Activist Blocked From a Kasich Event

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Stop Common Core Activist Blocked From a Kasich Event

A tea party leader, Ann Becker, was blocked from entering a campaign event for Governor John Kasich (R-Ohio). She says it was because of what she was wearing – a Stop Common Core t-shirt from Ohioans Against Common Core. The campaign said that wasn’t the reason. They say she was kept out because she was […]

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(Video) Stotsky, Tienken, and Pesta at Stop Common Core Event in New Jersey

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
(Video) Stotsky, Tienken, and Pesta at Stop Common Core Event in New Jersey

Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Dr. Christopher Tienken, and Dr. Duke Pesta all spoke at a “symposium of learning” entitled “No More Common Core” hosted by Concerned Citizens of New Jersey on Saturday, September 27 in Vineland, NJ.  They were also joined by Deneen Borelli of FreedomWorks, Dr. Tom Borelli, a molecular biologist, and Vern Williams of […]

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