Category: Common Core Updates

Senator Roberts Introduces Bill to Block Federal Intrusion on State Education Decisions; Stops Obama Administration from Forcing States to Adopt Common Core

Jan 16 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. Senate begins debate over elementary and secondary education programs, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) today introduced a bill to preserve state education autonomy by prohibiting the federal government from coercing states to adopt education standards like Common Core.Roberts, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, […]

Analyst: Vigilance key to countering Common Core progressivism

Education Analyst: Vigilance key to countering Common Core progressivism Bob Kellogg   (OneNewsNow.com) Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services7 An education policy analyst says parents should remain on the lookout for Common Core-aligned lessons that reflect a “progressive” slant on topics, including some possibly promoting Islam. […]

Critics say Common Core includes collecting psych data on kids

By Perry Chiaramonte Published December 07, 2014 FoxNews.com  (AP) A little-known aspect of Common Core should have students worried about what goes on the dreaded “permanent record,” say critics of the national education standard. Parents in Pennsylvania have written outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett to demand a moratorium on the collection of what they describe as […]

Independent organization wants schools to have more power, not the DOE

Independent organization wants schools to have more power, not the DOE Posted: Nov 28, 2014 5:20 PM HSTUpdated: Nov 28, 2014 5:35 PM HST By Tim Sakahara http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/independent-organization-wants-schools-to-have-more-power HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –A public school shouldn’t have to wait four years to get an improvement made, yet in some cases that happens. That is one reason why […]

Thousands of high school students skip Colorado state tests

Reuters By Daniel Wallis 11/15/2014 © Rick Wilking/REUTERS A young protester holds up a sign referring to a controversy with the local school board in Broomfield, Colorado October 3, 2014. Thousands of Denver-area high school students skipped state-mandated science and social studies tests this week and some staged street protests in the latest dispute to […]

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