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New Mexico Judge’s Ruling Slows PARCC Implementation Process

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
New Mexico Judge’s Ruling Slows PARCC Implementation Process

The PARCC contract with Pearson is on hold until New Mexico reviews the bid process New Mexico District Court Judge Sarah Singleton ruled yesterday. The Albuquerque Journal reports: Earlier this month, PARCC awarded the contract to Pearson, an international education company, to administer the new exam, which will be taken online, and to create new […]

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Looking for Feedback on Assessments

Filed in Privacy/SLDS by on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Looking for Feedback on Assessments

There are two items re. assessments that keep cropping up in my inbox that I would love to receive some feedback on from our readers. The first item I have been hearing about is the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-2) by Pearson.  I’ve been told a number of school districts have implemented this.  What […]

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Common Core Dollars Destroy Opportunities for ADHD Kids

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on December 3, 2013 1 Comment

Corporations buying into the federal healthcare data system using huge profits made from creating federal tests aligned with Common Core are destroying opportunities for ADHD kids. The fears of many parents of ADHD kids will likely come true. Their child’s opportunities will be limited by an inanimate object created by a corporation that the parent […]

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Not Everything That Ails Public Education is Common Core

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on November 8, 2013 6 Comments
Not Everything That Ails Public Education is Common Core

Awareness about the Common Core is up and that is good.  I’ve been thrilled by the interest and activism that is taking place on a national and state level.  In our zeal to stop something we see as harmful to American education it is easy to find the bogeyman, so to speak, hiding behind every […]

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New York Principal Speaks Out on Ridiculous Common Core Test for 1st Graders

New York Principal Speaks Out on Ridiculous Common Core Test for 1st Graders

Below is an excerpt from a guest blog written by Carol Burris, Principal at South Side High School in New York.  She was named the 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  In 2010 she was named the New […]

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8th Grade History Teacher: Stop the Common Core

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on January 21, 2013 2 Comments

By C.E. White This week, President Obama will be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States of America.  As a history teacher, I was elated to learn he would be placing his hand on two Bibles, one belonging to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the other belonging to President Abraham […]

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