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March 23, 2017

No Matter What They Choose To Do, High Standards Are Preparing Students for Their Future Endeavors After High School

Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty have a new piece in American Spectator arguing that Common Core State Standards are misguided…

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March 22, 2017

High Standards Don’t Narrow Academic Focus, They Widen Student Skill Sets

Former Middletown, Rhode Island educator Barbara VonVillas recently wrote to her local paper, The Westerly Sun, expressing her concerns about…

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March 21, 2017

Annual Assessments Are About Improving a Student’s Chance at Success

Annual assessment season is right around the corner, and with it comes the annual clamor from opt-out proponents asking others…

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March 20, 2017

Wisconsin, Like All States, Has Always Been In Control of Its Standards

  Next month, Wisconsin voters will choose whether they want to keep their current Education Superintendent Tony Evers at the…

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March 17, 2017

Teachers Recognize the Power of High-Quality Assessments

As spring approaches, schools across the country will have their students participate in statewide annual assessments. With that, inevitably comes the…

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March 17, 2017

High Standards Are Alive and Well in West Virginia

  West Virginia Public Broadcasting recently reported on the current debate in the West Virginia legislature about high, comparable standards.…

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March 16, 2017

Why Anti-Common Core TwitterBots Won’t Make President Trump “Repeal” High Standards

  On the Huffington Post, Rebecca Klein profiles members of the anti-Common Core movement and their vow to get President…

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March 15, 2017

ESSA Ensures States Will Set Their Own Standards, Not Some Federal Authority

In a new Breitbart column, Dr. Susan Berry suggests that even under the new ESSA “template” released by the Department…

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March 13, 2017

Research Shows High, Consistent Standards Are Best Way to Prepare Students for College and Careers

George Leef’s new piece in the National Review supports Joy Pullman’s view that high, comparable standards are “further lowering the…

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