Council of Chief State School Officers

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Name: Council of Chief State School Officers
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

CORE: There just has to be more

A recent Press article entitled, “What parents should know about Common Core,” leaves me thinking — is this all there is? The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers must have selected the curricula ... [Published CDA Press - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

CCSSO and NPBEA Seek Public Comment on Draft Refreshed Standards for Education Leaders (9/15/14)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- The Council of Chief State School Officers issued the following news release:Two national education organizations are seeking feedback from the public on draft refreshed standards for education leaders that aim to ensure district ... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Common Core opponents to speak at forum tonight in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- A group called Citizens Voice for Truth will hold a forum with panelists who are opposed to the Common Core State Standards tonight in Montgomery.The forum will be at River City Church, 301 Dexter Ave. It begins at 6:30 p.m.Panelists ... [Published al.com - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Unit 5 teacher finalist for Teacher of the Year

NORMAL — A Unit 5 teacher is a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the year, it was announced Tuesday by the state Board of Education.MaryLynn Meredith teaches art at both Prairieland and Towanda elementary schools. She has been teaching in Unit 5 for 21 ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 2 reports

Corbett urges state to continue reviewing national Common Core education standards

Sep 9, 2014 byGov. Tom Corbett today issued a news release calling for “continued public review” of state standards in English language arts and math in elementary and secondary public schools.The standards, known as the Pennsylvania Core, already are ... [Published Education News - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Editorial: It's the students, people

THE ISSUE:The latest numbers say most teachers in New York are good, but some don't buy it.THE STAKES:Will this lead to another argument over agendas, or will we focus on education?The latest measurement of New York's schools — how many of its teachers ... [Published Times Union - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Local parents, teachers split on Common Core

Larry Winter, representative for the 14th District of the State Board of Education, spoke to an audience comprised of educators and parents at a special hearing on Aug. 28 at the Calhoun High School Black Box Theater.“I am here to listen to you, that’s ... [Published Calhoun Times - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 2 reports

Restarting the Common Core debate

Sep 3, 2014 byBy Michael J. Petrilli & Neil P. McCluskey -Over the past couple of years, a raucous debate has emerged over the Common Core, content standards in English and mathematics adopted by states nationwide. The debate has been marked by acrimony ... [Published Education News - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Restarting the Common Core debate

Facts must replace invective in discussing the best educational methodsOver the past couple of years, a raucous debate has emerged over the Common Core, content standards in English and mathematics adopted by states nationwide. The debate has been marked ... [Published Washington Times - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Common Core standards presentation at Tulare County Library

What are the ramifications of the new Common Core education standards, and why are they so controversial?The Common Core State Standards is an educational initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English language ... [Published Porterville Recorder - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

Survey Asks: Time to Rename Common Core?

According to a few new surveys, the name "Common Core" needs to get a face-lift. Two recent opinion polls show that public support for the standards is slipping, and marketing professionals suggest that using the name may play a big role.When the journal ... [Published Education World - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Business leaders line up to support Common Core

One day after lawmakers heard from a variety of educators and school officials about why Ohioshould continue to support Common Core education standards, the business community stepped up tooffer a similar message.The No. 1 issue that business owners raise ... [Published Columbus Dispatch - Aug 27 2014]

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...the protection of student privacy, and ensures federally-funded education re is independent of political influences or bias," Alexander said. "It also strengthens the independence of an organization I recommended the creation of when I was governor, the Nation Assessment Governing Board-which oversees 'The Nation's Report Card.' This has become the most reliable instrument in elementary and secondary education to enable Tennessee's state and local leaders to make decisions about how to help the approximately 1 million students in Tennessee achieve academically-and this act will make it even better."
"Worse, at a time when many schools have fiscal problems and are laying off teachers, nurses, and counselors, and eliminating arts programs, the nation's schools will be forced to spend billions of dollars on Common Core materials, testing, hardware, and software. Microsoft, Pearson, and other corporations and entrepreneurs will reap the rewards of this new marketplace. Our nation's children will not."
...Nunn said. "That sounds a lot like Washington as usual to me, and I know we can do better."
...“In my judgment, it isn’t going to get to me, and if it does, it isn’t going to look anything like it is. "This is our Governor, the man who is more interested in the wants of his financial backers than the pleas of his constituents, pleas of concerned parents and teachers from both sides of the aisle.  This is the man who wants your vote.The level of arrogance and ignorance displayed in Governor Kasich's response is outrageous and downright offensive. Join Us in Our Offensive We may not have the financial backing of CCSS supporters,  but we do have social media.Join us TONIGHT , Wednesday evening, the 10th , for a "Tweetfest" showing our support for HB 597, and our lack of support for John Kasich. How does a "Tweetfest" work?We are asking everyone to Tweet @JohnKasich , between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m . on the 10th, and use the following #" s in your message:#DoYourHomework #StopCommonCore #LostMyVote#DoneWithKasich Are you a parent or teacher? #MomsAgainstGovKasich#ParentsAgainstGovKasi...

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Lawsuit challenges state payments to support ‘C... [Published Jefferson City News Tribune - Sep 20 2014]
CORE: There just has to be more [Published CDA Press - Sep 19 2014]
Harkin, Alexander Praise HELP Committee Passage... [Published Noodls - Sep 18 2014]
Coronado Schools To Hold Four Late Start Thursdays [Published Coronado Eagle & Journal - Sep 17 2014]
Maine panel begins assessment of controversial ... [Published Education News - Sep 17 2014]
Auburn’s Olson finalist for state teacher of th... [Published Legal Record Corporation - Sep 17 2014]
Nicastro Gets Mixed Grades For Education Tenure [Published St. Louis Public Radio - Sep 16 2014]
LION AND THE LAMB: Questioning Common Core [Published Crossville Chronicle - Sep 16 2014]
CCSSO and NPBEA Seek Public Comment on Draft Re... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 16 2014]
Guest editorial: Luna preaches what he fails to... [Published Post Register - Sep 15 2014]
Bill Gates wants your kids to learn history thi... [Published Education News - Sep 12 2014]
Opinion: Keep Common Core standards in place [Published Cincinnati.com - Sep 12 2014]
Common Core opponents to speak at forum tonight... [Published al.com - Sep 11 2014]
Education Looms Large in Pivotal U.S. Senate Races [Published Education Week - Sep 10 2014]
Gov Kasich needs some wake-up Tweets to Repeal ... [Published Cleveland Tea Party Patriots - Sep 10 2014]
Common Core debate needs common sense [Published Kentucky Messenger Inquirer - Sep 10 2014]
QUESTAR ASSESSMENT : Selected to Administer Onl... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 10 2014]
Mary Wirth named finalist for teacher of the year [Published Southern Illinoisan - Sep 10 2014]
Auburn band director Lynne Olson named state fi... [Published Rockford Register Star - Sep 09 2014]
Fisher: Michigan and the Common Core Education ... [Published Mount Pleasant Morning Sun - Sep 09 2014]
Unit 5 teacher finalist for Teacher of the Year [Published Pantagraph.com - Sep 09 2014]
Strauss: Bill Gates wants your kids to learn hi... [Published Washington Post - Sep 09 2014]
Governor Bentley should lead the fight against ... [Published al.com - Sep 09 2014]
Corbett urges state to continue reviewing natio... [Published Education News - Sep 09 2014]
Year after approval, Corbett now wants 'review'... [Published Philly.com - Sep 09 2014]
Corbett urges state to continue reviewing natio... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Sep 08 2014]
How the Common Core Suppresses Competitive Fede... [Published Education Next - Sep 08 2014]
What parents should know about Common Core [Published CDA Press - Sep 08 2014]
Editorial: It's the students, people [Published Times Union - Sep 07 2014]
Walker, Burke on polar ends of Common Core debate [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Sep 06 2014]
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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 ...
First State to Implement Common Core Accuses Se... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 27 2014]
In a series of blog posts, Kentucky's education commissioner called out the U.S. Department of Education (USED) for violating state and federal law regarding the standards and assessment processes of states. According to the Kentucky School ...
Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fi... [Published Think Progress - Aug 26 2014]
Opposition to the educational standards known as Common Common has come from an array of Tea Party groups, conservative think-tanks, Glenn Beck, and the Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity — and a few voices on the left as well. But one of the ...
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