Council of Chief State School Officers

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Name: Council of Chief State School Officers
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

RTW: What's wrong with preparing students academically?

Now that a new school year is well underway there is once again chatter about the utility of the Common Core. I worry that with all the noise we will throw the baby out with the bath water without understanding why the Common Core Standards are good for ... [Published Olean Times Herald - 5 hours ago]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Common Core: Public Education or Personal Enrichment?

Below is an excellent Op-Ed piece from Marianne Gasiecki of the Mansfield Tea Party on following the Common Core money trail that fuels the national push of a select few to control our children's minds through education.  Highlighting Bill Gates & ... [Published Cleveland Tea Party Patriots - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Dalton State Hosts Discussions On Common Core And Education Funding

Dalton State will continue its focus on educational equality with two facilitated discussions, which will explore the topics Common Core and education funding.Common Core has been hotly debated since the set of standards were put into place. The standards, ... [Published Chattanoogan - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

NEA: Standardized testing mania hurts students, does nothing to close gaps

-The National Education Association, the nation's largest union with 3 million educators, has been sounding the alarm on the toxicity of the standardized testing mania that has been hijacking America's schools. Recent statements by the Council of Chief ... [Published Noodls - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Gadfly Bites - 10/16/14

As with many others across Ohio, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce staunchly backs Common Core. They held an event yesterday focusing on “the business case for the Common Core” to explain, again, why. (Dayton Daily News)Speaking of Common Core, here’s ... [Published Thomas B. Fordham Foundation - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Group Will Rethink School Testing

A group of top state education officials said Wednesday it aims to whittle down the number of tests students take in elementary and secondary schools by identifying and eliminating unnecessary ones.The move comes amid growing resistance by some parents, ... [Published 590 KLBJ - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Louisiana ed chiefs: Too much testing

Dive Brief: Louisiana State Superintendent  John White and the  Council of Chief State School Officers partnered with the Council of Great City Schools Wednesday, announcing that they are looking for ways to reduce what they see as over-testing in the ... [Published Education Dive - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 4 reports

State education chiefs agree students being tested too often

WASHINGTON -- State education chiefs and the leaders of big city school systems agreed Wednesday to work together to reduce what they concede is over testingof public school students. But the two groups said they remain committed to continued annual standardized ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

School chiefs concede: Too much testing crowds out learning

As in politics, education-speak generates incessant reading of the tea leaves. So Wednesday’s statement from state education chiefs calling for more “rationality, coherence and purpose” in student testing sounded, possibly, like an admission that those ... [Published Seattle Times - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Chief State School Officers and Urban School Leaders Announce Joint Effort to Improve Student Testing (10/15/14)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The Council of Chief State School Officers issued the following news release:The leaders of state and large-city school districts today announced a joint effort to evaluate and improve the quality and quantity of student assessments ... [Published Targeted News Service - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Lack of transparency in Common Core

By from Fargo Today at 4:17 p.m.In response to West Fargo Superintendent David Flowers’ glowing approval of the Common Core State Standards, parents should ask themselves why they had not heard of these standards until recently and why they were not part ... [Published West Fargo Pioneer - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Gloucester teacher attends Virginia teacher of the year banquet

Gloucester County Teacher of the Year and region 3 teacher of the year Jennifer Worrell, who teaches fourth-grade language arts at Petsworth Elementary, was honored among eight 2015 Virginia Teacher of the Year nominees Friday, Oct. 10 at a banquet in ... [Published Hampton Roads Daily Press - Oct 13 2014]

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"The thing to understand about personalized learning is that it describes a methodology, rather than just a set of goals" said Mr. Calkins, whose nonprofit organization, EDUCAUSE, manages the competition...
..." However, they only admitted the need to "take a looklook atat all assessments and make sure they are of the highest quality and deliver meaningful results" not to phase out over testing
"The scenario that some people might like to believe was the Race to the Top came out and we rushed to get them, but it's backward," Moore added. "We were well underway by the time that was happening."

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Freeport trio among ‘Those Who Excel’ honorees [Published Freeport Journal - 5 hours ago]
RTW: What's wrong with preparing students acade... [Published Olean Times Herald - 5 hours ago]
'Personalized Learning' Eludes Easy Definitions [Published Education Week - 7 hours ago]
False Apologies From Arne Duncan [Published Huffington Post - 20 hours ago]
Wyoming's Common Core standards are not what so... [Published Casper Star Tribune - 21 hours ago]
Common Core: Public Education or Personal Enric... [Published Cleveland Tea Party Patriots - Oct 18 2014]
State-Federal Relations: States Still on the De... [Published Council of State Governments - Oct 18 2014]
NEA: Standardized testing mania hurts students,... [Published Noodls - Oct 17 2014]
Dalton State Hosts Discussions On Common Core A... [Published Chattanoogan - Oct 16 2014]
Gadfly Bites - 10/16/14 [Published Thomas B. Fordham Foundation - Oct 16 2014]
Group Will Rethink School Testing [Published 590 KLBJ - Oct 16 2014]
Louisiana ed chiefs: Too much testing [Published Education Dive - Oct 16 2014]
As overtesting outcry grows, education leaders ... [Published Yahoo! News - Oct 16 2014]
School chiefs concede: Too much testing crowds ... [Published Seattle Times - Oct 16 2014]
Chief State School Officers and Urban School Le... [Published Targeted News Service - Oct 16 2014]
Next-Generation Accountability Systems [Published Center for American Progress - Oct 16 2014]
District 12 hopefuls differ on education reform [Published Muskogee Phoenix - Oct 16 2014]
State education chiefs agree students being tes... [Published Bayou Buzz - Oct 16 2014]
State education chiefs agree students being tes... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Oct 16 2014]
School standardized testing is under growing at... [Published Washington Post - Oct 16 2014]
National school leader ask if it's time to curb... [Published Austin American Statesman - Oct 15 2014]
National school leader ask if it’s time to curb... [Published PBS - Oct 15 2014]
Common Core opponent urges Ottawa County parent... [Published Holland Sentinel - Oct 15 2014]
Letter: Lack of transparency in Common Core [Published West Fargo Pioneer - Oct 15 2014]
Shanor: Common Core movement a campaign for con... [Published Casper Star Tribune - Oct 14 2014]
Gloucester teacher attends Virginia teacher of ... [Published Hampton Roads Daily Press - Oct 13 2014]
With Jeb Bush in town, Terri Lynn Land talks pa... [Published Michigan Live - Oct 13 2014]
Push to Limit Federal Test Mandates Gains Steam [Published Education Week - Oct 13 2014]
Wyo.'s Common Core standards are not what some ... [Published Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - Oct 12 2014]
Montana educators to implement Common Core stan... [Published Ravalli Republic - Oct 11 2014]
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Common Core: Public Education or Personal Enric... [Published Cleveland Tea Party Patriots - Oct 18 2014]
Below is an excellent Op-Ed piece from Marianne Gasiecki of the Mansfield Tea Party on following the Common Core money trail that fuels the national push of a select few to control our children's minds through education.  Highlighting Bill Gates & ...
What Does That Common Core Copyright Mean? [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 09 2014]
There seems to be some confusion in state departments of education about what that copyright on Common Core’s standards actually means. Some staffers seem to think it means that the standards revision committees, set in motion by a governor’s ...
Gov Kasich needs some wake-up Tweets to Repeal ... [Published Cleveland Tea Party Patriots - Sep 10 2014]
Art credit: ownedit.comFrom the Columbus Dispatch (h/t Marianne, Mansfield Tea Party) :Gov. John Kasich doesn’t expect to see a Common Core elimination bill land on his desk.In a meeting yesterday with the Dispatch editorial board, Kasich was asked ...
Carnegie Corporation: Common Core Will Double H... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 04 2014]
A study published by the pro-Common Core Carnegie Corporation in 2013 generated a key finding that has not received much attention, but perhaps should be quoted often at education hearings in state legislatures and school board meetings, as well. ...
Obama Administration Punishes Oklahoma for Repe... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 29 2014]
The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards and reverting to its previous academic standards by rescinding the state’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the second ...
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