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Here's why so many people hate the Common Core

Some of those students reportedly carried signs that read "More teaching, less testing," and "Out the door with Common Core."<p>These demonstrations follow closely on the heels of Florida Governor Rick Scott taking a hard stance on Common Core testing last week by suspending testing for 11th graders …

The Common Core Is in Retreat

A <i>Politico</i> article today declares that the Common Core has “quietly” won the school standards war. It is a headline that would have been accurate …

State faces testing showdown

<b>Photographs by Kathleen Dooher</b><p>IN 2010, WHEN the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to adopt the Common Core State …

Do New Common Core Test Results Tell Us Anything New? by Chad Aldeman

What do new assessments aligned to the Common Core tell us? Not much more than what we already knew. There are large and persistent achievement gaps. …

Common Core: Only 2% of Fresno Kids Ready for College

The Early Assessment Program, supervised by the state Department of Education and California State University, estimates that a paltry 2% of Fresno …

Which school systems rose, fell after Common Core tests? | NOLA.com

The St. John the Baptist Parish public school system was a big gainer in Louisiana rankings after the state Education Department on Thursday (Oct. …

People are up in arms over these Common Core math problems

Three school math problems have thousands of people on Facebook and Reddit talking.<p>The reason? Even though the students' answers appear to be totally correct, they were still marked wrong.<p>Here's one of the problems, a question about estimation from a third-grade math test. The problem was posted on …

Teachers Are Schooling Government on How to Improve Education

Strikes in Chicago and Seattle are just the latest protests against lack of funds and overtesting. Can this growing grassroots movement change the …

State report aims to reduce standardized testing

The Tennessee Department of Education released a list of recommendations Tuesday aimed at reducing testing in the classroom, including eliminating a …

Education

Here’s What Happened When One College Stopped Accepting ACT And SAT Scores

Anyone who's taken -- or is preparing to take -- a standardized test like the SAT or ACT is all too familiar with the cloud of anxiety that lingers …

College & University

Bubble Trouble for Standardized Testing

U.S.<p>Search<p>North KoreaKim Jong Un Made a Surprise Visit to Beijing, Chinese State Media Says<p>TexasTexas Executes 'Suitcase Killer' Minutes After U.S. …

Psychologists Discover Easy Ways to Make Standardized Testing Less Biased — NOVA Next | PBS

When Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested in Texas for bringing the clock he made to school to show his teacher, he encountered just one of the many ways …

The dumbing-down of state testing

<i>Harold O. Levy is executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and was New York City schools chancellor from 2000 to 2002.</i><p>Some states, recognizing that teaching reading to all students is a tough business, have simply chosen to legitimize illiteracy by making their tests so easy that almost …

Some of Your Questions on Education, Answered

Is standardized testing a useful measure of evaluation? Are teacher strikes worth educators’ effort? What are schools doing to deal with students’ dwindling attention spans?<p>These are just a handful of the questions you sent in when we put out the call last week (we’re still taking questions, by the …

Young Adults, Student Debt and Economic Well-Being

Student debt burdens are weighing on the economic fortunes of younger Americans, as households headed by young adults owing student debt lag far …

Parents, you’re paying for college wrong

When Junior’s college tuition bill comes, parents may want to rethink how they’re going to pay it.<p>According to Sallie Mae’s “How American Pays for …

Tons Of College Students Are Now Crowdfunding Their Tuition On The Internet

Now, college students are turning to sites like GoFundMe, Pigit, and Zerobound to raise funds to cover tuition, living expenses, books, and other school supplies.<p>According to GoFundMe, the number of education-focused campaigns on its site has risen dramatically in recent years.<p>The number of …

College & University

Occupy activists abolish $3.85m in Corinthian Colleges students' loan debt

Over the last few days, over 2,700 Everest College students woke up to find that someone had paid off their private student debt.<p>This was no act of goodwill by the government, which is currently suing Everest parent Corinthian Colleges for its predatory lending practices. Nor is it a gift from …

Big Ideas from the Democratic Debate...NOT!

Watching the Democratic debate from last week, it is pretty clear that one of the "big ideas" of the party for 2016 will be raising the minimum wage. The Democrats obviously think that this will make good politics, proving once again that they are on the side of the little guy, unlike those …

What Jennifer Lawrence reveals about women and equal pay

<b>(CNN) —</b> Feeling sympathy for the rich and glamorous Hollywood elite is pretty tough -- especially when it comes to their salaries. But reading Jennifer Lawrence's recent essay in Lena Dunham's feminist newsletter, Lenny Letter, replaced my typical "screw-you-and-your-perfect-talented-flawlessness" …

Ronda Rousey knocks out reporter’s loaded ‘income inequality’ question in one fell swoop

<b>Ronda Rousey</b>, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s highest paid fighter, put a liberal feminist reporter in her place — and gave her a lesson in …