Common Core Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know

The Common Core Standards, first announced in 2009, were fully implemented in a number of schools last year; nevertheless a September Gallup poll of 532 parents found that 32% had no opinion or had never even heard of them. Other findings included: • 35% of the...

Making Education News: 11/14/2013

1.  Education Secretary Arne Duncan who has spent nearly $100 billion in stimulus money and used his own authority to approve No Child Left Behind waivers, may, it’s said, be finally losing some of his power. 2.  The U.S. Depart,Department of Education has...

Making Common Core News: 7/25/2013

1.  More than one million students across the country have participated in a pilot of the math and English/language arts SBAC and PARCC Common Core standardized tests to help prepare teachers for when they really count. 2.  The Next Generation Science Standards have...

Quotable Common Core Quotes: 7/22/2013

** “In fact, I think Common Core is going to set education back even further because you’re dictating curriculum, what people are supposed to regurgitate on some kind of an assessment that’s supposed to gauge how well kids have learned the material...