Tag 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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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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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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Open Senate Hearing/Panel on the Common Core

Washington state Senators Pam Roach (R) and Maralyn Chase (D) are sponsored a hearing on Common Core on Thursday, April 2nd at 4:00 p.m. in Olympia. This hearing was well attended.  Panel members presented information about the standards and assessments … Continue reading

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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or Down? Part 3

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Standards for Mathematical Practice The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Table of Contents includes two types of standards. First listed are Standards for Mathematical Practice. Second listed are Standards for Mathematical Content. Before we explore the Standards for Mathematical … Continue reading

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Parents Need to Know About Student Data Privacy

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This article was written in 2012.  It does not address the various ways student data is being collected. Trusting Parents When enrolling or filling out forms during the school year, parents give schools personal information about themselves and their child. … Continue reading

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Kindergarteners Required to Test Twice a Year as Seattle “Rises” to Data Driven Education,

Seattle’s short-lived victory over standardized testing has come to a screeching halt. In March 2013, as a result of a very impressive boycott of the districts MAP test by both students and teachers alike, Superintendent of Seattle Schools, Jose’ Banda … Continue reading

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The Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test Just Launched 3/29/13; Parents try it free!!

It is time everybody! The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has launched their smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test!! Originally scheduled to launch Wednesday, May 29, 2013, it is already up and ready for anyone to try out. Why am I so … Continue reading

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Losing Teachers to the Common Core

As we are gearing up for the end of the school year in Washington State, this video is a great example of what Common Core will be bringing to our state. The idea of a solid education for children will … Continue reading

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A must read essay regarding the beginnings of Common Core and the involvement of Bill Gates.

Oak Norton did an amazing job outlining how Bill Gates has been involved with CCSS and how he will be profiting from it in the future. http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/essay-common-core-poses-real-threat-of-loss-of-privacy/article_79f3cfb6-48d9-5cc5-8b6e-690b5da2c2b0.html

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