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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...
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.
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.
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.
In 49 states it is legal for an employer to pay an employee below minimum wage because the worker is disabled
The Common Core Standards is a private and federal initiative to reform public education into one that spits out workers, not thinkers
The UNC Board of Governors perhaps opened a can of worms by allowing three historically black universities to lower their SAT admission standards.
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.
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...
From 2009 to 2013, the University of North Carolina system gradually increased its minimum admission standards. Students entering UNC schools this fall had to score at least 800 on combined math and verbal SAT tests to be admitted.
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 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.
Starting next fall, N.C. Central University, Elizabeth City State University, and Fayetteville State University will be allowed to admit students with SAT scores as low as 750 (the current systemwide minimum is 800).
Wednesday marked the five-year anniversary of the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in North Carolina. How did you celebrate?
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 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.
Starting next fall, N.C. Central University, Elizabeth City State University, and Fayetteville State University will be allowed to admit students with SAT scores as low as 750 (the current systemwide minimum is 800).
Wednesday marked the five-year anniversary of the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in North Carolina. How did you celebrate?
From 2009 to 2013, the University of North Carolina system gradually increased its minimum admission standards. Students entering UNC schools this fall had to score at least 800 on combined math and verbal SAT tests to be admitted.
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.
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...
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.
Wednesday marked the five-year anniversary of the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in North Carolina. How did you celebrate?
Congressman Walter Jones takes action and relates it to his constituents through these press releases.
During his ten minute testimony, Forest expressed his belief that the Common Core standards roll out in NC represents a long term danger to local control of education decisions in our school systems.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest today announced his intention to create the North Carolina Education Endowment aimed at supplementing teacher pay in our public schools.
Today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, responding to legislative action to replace Common Core State Standards in North Carolina, issued the following statement
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