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Nearly a Decade Later, Did the Common Core Work? Checking the facts

It’s been nearly ten years since states began adopting the Common Core State Standards and over that time a majority of states have worked to implement higher standards and assessments in an effort to help to prepare more students for success. In April, a study from the American Institutes for Research utilized NAEP data to...

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Taking Fear Out of the Equation

Many people across the U.S. freely admit they don’t feel comfortable with numbers and equations. Phrases like “I’m not a math person,” are flung around without caution. I used to say it myself. For generations, kids were encouraged to solve math problems as though it were a race. Follow a set procedure to get to the...

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What’s in a Name: Education Next Survey Shows Strong Support for High Standards

On August 15, 2017 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, released the following memo on the results of Education Next’s 2017 Education Survey. Nearly a year ago, we noted Education Next’s annual public opinion survey and its confirmation that parents support high, comparable, college-ready standards, as well as annual assessments. Well, it’s that time...

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4 Annual Assessments Facts You Need To Know

On May 22, 2017 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, released the following memo on annual assessments. Every spring, students in grades 3-8 take a statewide annual assessment—and then they take one more sometime during their high school years. When aligned to a state’s high academic standards, these tests are one of...

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DeVos Explains Why Dept. of Education Has Moved on From “Common Core”

  On Monday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was asked by Fox News’ Bill Hemmer to clarify the Trump administration’s position on the Common Core State Standards. “There isn’t really any Common Core anymore, and each state is able to set the standards for their state,” Secretary DeVos replied. “The Every Student Succeeds Act, which is in the...

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PJNET, Common Core, and #AlternativeFacts on Twitter

When Common Core starts blowing up on Twitter, it’s usually the #PJNET bot at work. Started by a for-profit religious group in Florida, the Patriot Journalist Network (PJNET) has users sign up and give the PJNET bot access to their Twitter accounts to post tweets that look like they were manually posted by users. Users...

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