CCSS State Costs

The NC Supt. Responds to the Lt. Gov.’s Questions About the Common Core

…or does she? On July 18, I posted a video in a post titled NC Lt. Gov. Forest Expresses Concerns and Questions About the Common Core. In the video the Lt. Gov. of NC posed a lot of questions he was seeking answers to from the state superintendent. He also provided a link to his […]

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Technology Requirements for Common Core Assessments Released, But Not Costs

The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released their technology requirements last week.  The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)  released theirs earlier this month.  Both are noticeably quiet on the costs. Here are the five recommendations made by SBAC: Move away from Windows XP (which is currently used by more […]

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“Supplement, Not Supplant” Requirement Leaves States in a Bind

Filed in CCSS State Costs by on August 29, 2012 0 Comments

Unintended consequences, they always exist with well-meaning, but poorly thought out plans.  The NCLB waivers and the Race to the Top funds are no different.  It’s something we have warned about.  These new policies that states put in place in order to satisfy the requirements to apply for either the waiver or the funds will […]

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Education Without Representation

Sherena Arrington with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation wrote a great piece entitled, “An Uncommon Approach to Costly Common Core Education Standards.” One comment that I hear a lot from those who push the Common Core is that it is an initiative of the states.  Ms. Arrington addresses that: Two organizations take credit for developing […]

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Common Core Standards Cost Exceeds RTTT Stimulus Funds

Filed in CCSS Implementation, CCSS State Costs by on February 22, 2012
Common Core Standards Cost Exceeds RTTT Stimulus Funds

The Obama Administration spent an unprecedented $4.35 billion in Stimulus money to create an incentive for states to join the Common Core Standards and compete in the Race to the Top competition. All but five states (Virginia, Texas, Nebraska, Alaska, and Minnesota) jumped on the Common Core bandwagon, salivating for an outsized piece of the $4.35 […]

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Common Core Standards Aren’t Cheap

Filed in CCSS State Costs, Common Core State Standards by on January 19, 2012

Common Core Standards Aren’t Cheap JANUARY 2012     Education Reporter

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MONEY TALKS; EDUCATION WALKS

MONEY TALKS; EDUCATION WALKS Doug Lasken    December 15, 2011   FlashReport

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Federal takeover of instruction will cost Washington state more than $300 million—new exit strategy for states emerges

Federal takeover of instruction will cost Washington state more than $300 million—new exit strategy for states emerges December 3, 2011 by Liv Finne   Washington Policy Center

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Cost of Common Core Standards will be $800 million in California, $300 million in Washington state

Cost of Common Core Standards will be $800 million in California, $300 million in Washington state November 10, 2011 by Liv Finne  Washington Policy Center

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Implementing Common Core Could Cost States $30 Billion

Implementing Common Core Could Cost States $30 Billion RACHEL SHEFFIELD  November 28, 2011   Heartlander

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