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On Friday, GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new academic standards for the state, shoving out the Common Core standards that had been implemented in the state in 2010, just one year after he started pushing for jettisoning those standards.
On Friday, GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new academic standards for the state, shoving out the Common Core standards that had been implemented in the state in 2010, just one year after he started pushing for jettisoning those standards.
 
With the adoption of Common Core State Standards in 2010, college and career readiness became the stated outcome of our public schools
With the adoption of Common Core State Standards in 2010, college and career readiness became the stated outcome of our public schools
 
As Massachusetts was considering signing on to a national curriculum and testing plan called Common Core, one of its lead writers gave a presentation to its state board of education
As Massachusetts was considering signing on to a national curriculum and testing plan called Common Core, one of its lead writers gave a presentation to its state board of education
 
A bill that allows students to choose between the current or traditional math curricula passed the Senate Education Committee today
A bill that allows students to choose between the current or traditional math curricula passed the Senate Education Committee today
 
I remember the old family friend who taught me to drive his old truck.
I remember the old family friend who taught me to drive his old truck.
 
The checkout line was stalled and grew long. "What's taking so long," one impatient customer groused
The checkout line was stalled and grew long. "What's taking so long," one impatient customer groused
 
If you thought the debate over Common Core Standards was over; think again. It may be only starting - again
If you thought the debate over Common Core Standards was over; think again. It may be only starting - again
 
Two months after the Academic Standards Review Commission issued its final report, the fate of Common Core in North Carolina is far from settled. The State Board of Education will discuss the reportís findings next month.
Two months after the Academic Standards Review Commission issued its final report, the fate of Common Core in North Carolina is far from settled. The State Board of Education will discuss the reportís findings next month.
 
Project Veritas, the investigative journalism outfit led by James O'Keefe and known for explosive undercover videos, released their latest work - an investigation into Common Core and the big money being made off the controversial standards.
Project Veritas, the investigative journalism outfit led by James O'Keefe and known for explosive undercover videos, released their latest work - an investigation into Common Core and the big money being made off the controversial standards.
 
Members of a state legislative panel are concerned that a new federal education law could keep in place controversial Common Core educational standards that dictate to states how students are taught and what they must learn.
Members of a state legislative panel are concerned that a new federal education law could keep in place controversial Common Core educational standards that dictate to states how students are taught and what they must learn.
 
Two months after the Academic Standards Review Commission issued its final report, the fate of Common Core in North Carolina is far from settled.
Two months after the Academic Standards Review Commission issued its final report, the fate of Common Core in North Carolina is far from settled.
 
North Carolina lawmakers pushed back against Common Core education standards by passing legislation to require the teaching of cursive handwriting in elementary schools
North Carolina lawmakers pushed back against Common Core education standards by passing legislation to require the teaching of cursive handwriting in elementary schools
 
A teacher, a lawyer, and a doctor all say North Carolina needs a new leader in the state's highest elected position for education policy, and are laying claims to why they should be at the helm.
A teacher, a lawyer, and a doctor all say North Carolina needs a new leader in the state's highest elected position for education policy, and are laying claims to why they should be at the helm.
 
The state Senate's big kahuna went in front of the biggest, most-prominent Common Core-loving, spend-more-and-more-and-more money crowd and told them a few things I am SURE they didn't want to hear.
The state Senate's big kahuna went in front of the biggest, most-prominent Common Core-loving, spend-more-and-more-and-more money crowd and told them a few things I am SURE they didn't want to hear.
 
After fifteen months of work, the ASRC is in the process of finalizing their reports and submitting them to the State Board of Education and General Assembly. Their work has been thorough and has included surveys, examination of other standards in other states, testimony from experts and parents.
After fifteen months of work, the ASRC is in the process of finalizing their reports and submitting them to the State Board of Education and General Assembly. Their work has been thorough and has included surveys, examination of other standards in other states, testimony from experts and parents.
 
Nashville-Civitas Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) Lead Counsel Elliot Engstrom will be a featured panelist at the Heartland Institute's Emerging Issues Forum on Dec. 9 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Nashville-Civitas Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) Lead Counsel Elliot Engstrom will be a featured panelist at the Heartland Institute's Emerging Issues Forum on Dec. 9 in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
Over the last few weeks, the Raleigh News and Observer (along with its sister outlet, the Charlotte Observer) has been waging war on the opponents of Common Core and in particular on the Academic Standards Review Commission, the body tasked with reviewing the math and English standards and...
Over the last few weeks, the Raleigh News and Observer (along with its sister outlet, the Charlotte Observer) has been waging war on the opponents of Common Core and in particular on the Academic Standards Review Commission, the body tasked with reviewing the math and English standards and...
 
On Friday, December 18th, the North Carolina Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) tasked with providing recommendations to replace Common Core standards held their last meeting. All indications over the prior fourteen months of meetings pointed to substantial changes being recommended.
On Friday, December 18th, the North Carolina Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) tasked with providing recommendations to replace Common Core standards held their last meeting. All indications over the prior fourteen months of meetings pointed to substantial changes being recommended.
 
The North Carolina Academic Standards Review Commission published their draft Report of Findings and Recommendations (PDF). The commission will vote on the report later today and deliver it to the NC State Board of Education for their consideration.
The North Carolina Academic Standards Review Commission published their draft Report of Findings and Recommendations (PDF). The commission will vote on the report later today and deliver it to the NC State Board of Education for their consideration.
 
Folks in New Hanover County have Tammy Covil. Out in the Asheville area, they've now got former county board of education member Lisa Baldwin.
Folks in New Hanover County have Tammy Covil. Out in the Asheville area, they've now got former county board of education member Lisa Baldwin.
 
The News & Observer is doing its darnedest to ignore the growing criticism of Common Core standards. The paper's recent editorial "Defending Common Core" was an exercise in putting lipstick on a pig.
The News & Observer is doing its darnedest to ignore the growing criticism of Common Core standards. The paper's recent editorial "Defending Common Core" was an exercise in putting lipstick on a pig.
 
Every two years, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administers rigorous math and reading tests to a representative sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students from each state and Washington, D.C. NAEP occasionally administers assessments covering other subjects, grade-levels...
Every two years, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administers rigorous math and reading tests to a representative sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students from each state and Washington, D.C. NAEP occasionally administers assessments covering other subjects, grade-levels...
 
REMINDER: This Thursday's meeting on COMMON CORE, and the following Thursday, an evening with entertaining conservative talk show host, Rod Eccles!
REMINDER: This Thursday's meeting on COMMON CORE, and the following Thursday, an evening with entertaining conservative talk show host, Rod Eccles!
 
The Common Core Standards is a private and federal initiative to reform public education into one that spits out workers, not thinkers
The Common Core Standards is a private and federal initiative to reform public education into one that spits out workers, not thinkers
 
Professor Terrance Moore of Hillsdale College presents "How Common Core Destroys the Minds and Souls of our Children"
 
Wednesday marked the five-year anniversary of the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in North Carolina. How did you celebrate?
Wednesday marked the five-year anniversary of the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in North Carolina. How did you celebrate?
 
The annual Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement allows public school employees to hear from practitioners, experts, and advocates who share the goal of ensuring that all public school students are successful. I enjoy reviewing the presentations from the conference because they are...
The annual Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement allows public school employees to hear from practitioners, experts, and advocates who share the goal of ensuring that all public school students are successful. I enjoy reviewing the presentations from the conference because they are...
 
In "Maintaining rigor and listening to teachers in the debate over academic standards," Keith Poston of the Public School Forum argues against changing the Common Core math and English standards, since he believes members of the state's Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) are working to...
In "Maintaining rigor and listening to teachers in the debate over academic standards," Keith Poston of the Public School Forum argues against changing the Common Core math and English standards, since he believes members of the state's Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) are working to...
 
In his article "Maintaining rigor and listening to teachers in the debate over academic standards," Keith Poston argues against revisions to the current Common Core standards and the importance of ensuring teachers have a voice in this discussion. In a two-part response, I argue, in part one...
In his article "Maintaining rigor and listening to teachers in the debate over academic standards," Keith Poston argues against revisions to the current Common Core standards and the importance of ensuring teachers have a voice in this discussion. In a two-part response, I argue, in part one...
 
Most United States governors have completed their annual State of the State and inauguration speeches, which included the outlines of their education priorities. They covered many trending topics such as the Common Core, early childhood education, and Career Technical Education (CTE), the latter of
Most United States governors have completed their annual State of the State and inauguration speeches, which included the outlines of their education priorities. They covered many trending topics such as the Common Core, early childhood education, and Career Technical Education (CTE), the latter of
 
Iíve never been a big fan of study commissions organized by politicians. They are almost always easy ways out for politicians looking to avoid having to take a tough stand on a controversial issue.
Iíve never been a big fan of study commissions organized by politicians. They are almost always easy ways out for politicians looking to avoid having to take a tough stand on a controversial issue.
 
Wake County Public Schools finds itself in the middle of a book controversy. Concerned parents at Highcroft Drive Elementary School have voiced concerns about the use of highly questionable books by fourth graders at the school. A blogger named NC Citizen, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote...
Wake County Public Schools finds itself in the middle of a book controversy. Concerned parents at Highcroft Drive Elementary School have voiced concerns about the use of highly questionable books by fourth graders at the school. A blogger named NC Citizen, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote...
 
The state commission looking into replacing the Common Core State Standards in North Carolina has gotten some short-term funding, but will have to wait until lawmakers return later in January to get its own budget.
The state commission looking into replacing the Common Core State Standards in North Carolina has gotten some short-term funding, but will have to wait until lawmakers return later in January to get its own budget.
 
When state legislators created a new commission last summer to review North Carolina's participation in Common Core standards for elementary and secondary schools, they made an excellent decision.
When state legislators created a new commission last summer to review North Carolina's participation in Common Core standards for elementary and secondary schools, they made an excellent decision.
 
The commission that's charged with investigating a replacement for Common Core in North Carolina has a money problem. It doesn't have any. When a bill passed the General Assembly setting up the Academic Standards Review Commission, lawmakers left a funding source out of the legislation.
The commission that's charged with investigating a replacement for Common Core in North Carolina has a money problem. It doesn't have any. When a bill passed the General Assembly setting up the Academic Standards Review Commission, lawmakers left a funding source out of the legislation.
 
Billionaire Bill Gates, who has spent millions advocating for and implementing the Common Core Standards in 44 states and thousands of public schools across the United States, sends his children to a private school where it's hard to find any mention of the increasingly unpopular Common Core.
Billionaire Bill Gates, who has spent millions advocating for and implementing the Common Core Standards in 44 states and thousands of public schools across the United States, sends his children to a private school where it's hard to find any mention of the increasingly unpopular Common Core.
 
We've had judges try to tell us that Jefferson, Adams & co. all created a right to taxpayer-funded abortion when they drafted our Constitution.
We've had judges try to tell us that Jefferson, Adams & co. all created a right to taxpayer-funded abortion when they drafted our Constitution.
 
In my opinion truer words have seldom been spoken on the subject of what needs to be done to improve our schools.
In my opinion truer words have seldom been spoken on the subject of what needs to be done to improve our schools.
 
The NC Department of Administration announced the 11 members of the Academic Standards Review Commission and provided notice of its inaugural meeting.
The NC Department of Administration announced the 11 members of the Academic Standards Review Commission and provided notice of its inaugural meeting.
 
When the Common Core state standards for K-12 were rolled out in 2009, few foresaw the impact on higher education. Alarms about the takeover of the entire educational system with the new national standards and tests in math and English language arts were often dismissed.
When the Common Core state standards for K-12 were rolled out in 2009, few foresaw the impact on higher education. Alarms about the takeover of the entire educational system with the new national standards and tests in math and English language arts were often dismissed.
 
The headlines sounded great. 56 percent of our students passed their end of grade tests, compared to just 44 percent last year.
The headlines sounded great. 56 percent of our students passed their end of grade tests, compared to just 44 percent last year.
 
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