Category Archives: Common Core State Standards

How Common Core Broke U.S. Schools

CNBC’s article States are implementing new educational standards, signaling the end of Common Core included a video worth sharing. The video can also be found on youtube. The information on youtube says: First implemented in 2009, Common Core was an … Continue reading

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Repeal, Revise, Replace, Rebrand, Update, or Unique?

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Issues related to and surrounding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are controversial and “toxic” (as Mike Huckabee put it) for many people both in and outside of education, including decision-makers.  Rather than truly replacing the CCSS, some states have … Continue reading

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Education News Scoop March 10, 2019

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! All (well, maybe just a wee bit) the news that’s fit to print… and even more that isn’t but is printed anyway. Of the articles I come across, some may be worth sharing even if I, … Continue reading

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Education News Scoop March 5, 2019

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! All (well, maybe just a wee bit) the news that’s fit to print… and even more that isn’t but is printed anyway. Of the articles I come across, some may be worth sharing even if I, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Louisiana Senators

Sara Wood, a contact and fellow advocate in Louisiana, shared a letter with me via email.  She graciously gave permission for me to post it here.  This is a letter she sent the Louisiana Senate Education Committee after they killed … Continue reading

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Personalized Learning

One element of Ed Reform 2.0, or Future Ready Schools, is Personalized Learning. A number of documents about Personalized Learning (PL) will be featured on this page with some information from each. As you read through the information, even if … Continue reading

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NAS President Peter Wood Talks Common Core

Peter Wood talks about the Common Core back in 2014.  This is worth listening to.  It is just short of eleven minutes long.  Even if you are well versed in issue related to the Common Core, this is a nice … Continue reading

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#commoncore Project: How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education

You may have seen articles about this project.  Many articles about this project refer to this as a research report.  I hear many people refer to it as fake research.  So, as you peruse this report or actually read the … Continue reading

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Common Core got the process wrong

Richard Innes has posted a video on the Bluegrass Institute website. Based on his experience, he shows how a quality standards based education program differs from the approached used by the folks behind the Common Core. The video is called … Continue reading

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A History Teacher Speaks Out on the CCSS

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 … Continue reading

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