The Iowa Legislature is on the verge of passing an education appropriations bill that doesn’t fund Smarter Balanced, but doesn’t block it either.
Tennessee’s new academic standards should not be considered a victory for opponents of Common Core as they just approved a rebrand of the standards.
Lisa Hudson, an Arizona attorney and mom, grades Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) on his Common Core opposition during his first term.
Chicago Public Schools have hindered students from opting-out when state law is clear they have the right to refuse to take the PARCC assessment.
If U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) truly cared about ending the “national school board” he would have let NCLB sunset instead of trying to “fix it.”
Katie Lapham, a 3rd grade ESL teacher, points out that the New York Common Core assessments included confusing questions and passages not at reading level.
Hillary Clinton in her interview with Newsday’s editorial board says that she supports Common Core, but believes the implementation has been a disaster.
Jay Matthews at The Washington Post sees the delay of Algebra I as a miscalculation that will lead to fewer students taking higher level math in high school.
Most parents requesting to opt out would be shook up and intimidated if they received the following letter and form. It likely would affect their judgment to the point they wouldn’t check facts for themselves. In this case, the parents let the school know their child was not to take the state assessment. The school […]
PBS News Hour highlighted digital education along with student data privacy concerns in their “Making the Grade” segment.