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February 14th
A standards rebellion — or in the eyes of the opponents, the dumbing down of America — is sweeping red states and blue, promoted by both Republicans and Democrats. President Barack Obama has called for a rigorous college-prep curriculum for al…
February 13th
Last month, Melinda and I published our foundation's annual letter, about myths that block progress for the poorest. We focus on myths about global issues, like the myth that foreign aid is a big waste, but when it comes to domestic issues we're in the gr…
February 12th
Many of us, myself included, end up cramming in information before a CST or common assessment and then forget everything the next day. Skills like critical thinking really are extremely important because they transcend beyond school and beyond these next …
February 11th
Some of the advocacy groups and think-tanks working against the Common Core keep information about their funders close to the vest. One such organization, the Heartland Institute in Chicago, does not release the names of its donors. However, some of the f…
February 10th
The debate about the standards must be changed to ensure politics and mythology don’t derail a vital effort to improve opportunities for our kids as they are falling further behind their international peers. Too often, supporters of raising expectat…
February 7th
The NHCLC, called “America’s Largest Hispanic Christian Organization” by Time magazine, calls the issue a "matter of biblical justice and equity." The organization is launching a national education initiative to educate members about wha…
February 7th
The recent report is for the state’s 2012 high school graduates. It shows that statewide, 40 percent of students entering college for the first time took developmental courses in either of the two core courses at a public university or community col…
February 5th
A majority of Tennessee teachers believe that the implementation of the Common Core State Standards has begun positively, according to a broad-based independent survey by the Tennessee Consortium on Research, Evaluation and Development at Vanderbilt&rsquo…
February 5th
We're going to discuss Common Core today, so take a chill pill. I'm not saying CC (CCSS) presents nothing to be upset about, but getting upset just clouds clear thinking.

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