Why the SAT and ACT Should Worry About This New Anti-Common Core Alternative

(Forbes) By Justin Haskins– In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) swept through Congress, largely unopposed by leaders on both sides of the aisle. It is perhaps the only piece of legislation during Pres. Barack Obama’s time in office that appears to have pleased politicians of every persuasion. Many Democrats praised ESSA as a […]

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Common Core Exams Drive Demand for Tutors

(NY City Lens) By Krutika Pathi.     Months before the fourth grade Common Core exams, Caroline Fisher, who lives in Carroll Gardens, went online and found a tutor specially experienced in teaching the Common Core curriculum for middle school students. Her daughter, Ava Fisher, who is in the fourth grade, now spends 10 hours […]

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What’s Left: Correcting Common Core

(The Colgate Maroon-News) By J.J. Citron.   The goals of the Common Core system are worthwhile. The initiative strives to create a unified curriculum in an attempt to increase workforce readiness. However, in the process of standardization, states have been subjected to excessive pressures. Obama’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced and updated the NCLB; […]

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Trump Will Repeal Common Core, Says Kellyanne Conway (He Can’t)

(Edweek) What will Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as education secretary mean? Among other things, according to President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway, it means the president can move ahead with his campaign promise to repeal the Common Core State Standards. But that’s a problematic assertion. Conway made the claim during a Tuesday interview with CNN’s Jake […]

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Donald Trump’s Plan For America’s Schools

(nprED) By Cory Turner & Eric Westervelt– “I’m a tremendous believer in education.” So begins a campaign ad for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. But what does that mean? What does Trump believe about how we should fund and fix our schools, train and pay our teachers, and, most importantly, educate every child whether they’re rich or poor, […]

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