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Kid Snippets: “Math Class” (Imagined by Kids)

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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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Senator Maria Cantwell’s response to email about Common Core stating “Separate standards for ELL and students with disabilities”

A fellow group member in the fight to Stop Common Core State Standards in WA contacted Senator Maria Cantwell via email and received quite an interesting response. Here it is: Dear Mr. _, Thank you for contacting me regarding the … Continue reading

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Spokane – Learn About Common Core Tonight!

What is Common Core? Please come tonight and share widely! COMMON CORE PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING *TONIGHT* 7 p.m. Tonight, Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) One Body Ministries 1504 W. Grace Come and hear the … Continue reading

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What do Teachers Really Think of Common Core?

An excellent letter written by a teacher in Utah and shared by whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com. Perhaps we need to talk with the teachers at our local schools and see if  this is how they really feel. http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/yet-another-teacher-speaks-out-a-letter-to-utah-legislature/

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Think Homeschooler’s are immune from the reach of Common Core? Think again!

Here is an excerpt from the Homeschool Legal Defense Association website: “The CCSS specifically do not apply to private or homeschools, unless they receive government dollars (online charter school programs have no such protection). However, HSLDA has serious concerns with … Continue reading

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Common Core Background – White Paper

We just found this excellent white paper on the background of Common Core, and a look at the standards themselves which was posted at Truth in American Education. While it is long (44 pages), you might want to read it … Continue reading

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