Category Archives: Common Core

Parents, Are You Watching Data Collection Expansion Bills #HB401 and #HB767?

I sounded the alarm several weeks ago on HB 401, which is titled “Authorize Data Sharing for NCLDS”. This bill will give multiple state agencies access to student data stored in the Statewide Longitudinal Database System (SLDS).

From what I understand, HB 401 will heard by Rules, Calendar, and Operations committee of the House tomorrow. So will a related bill, HB767 (SB560).

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Gee, A Little Heavy Handed With the Common Core Love @EducationNC?

EducationNC is clearinghouse for driving education narratives. I’ve said this from day one and I stand by it. I’m not alone in that assessment, the public sees it too.

Two new cases in point, the Common Core Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) meets today and EducationNC throws up two really rather sadly trite pro-Common Core articles.


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#DM7 Article: The Clinton Core Standards”

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The Common Core Weekend Reads – 4-19-15

These are the Common Core Weekend Reads for April 19, 2015.

This is a review of the past week of news on Common Core nationwide and in North Carolina.

Articles are organized by category.

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Pearson Is Everywhere: Dumped By LA School District

Welcome back to another edition of Pearson Is Everywhere!

Last time we looked at Pearson’s cozy relationship with the Gates Foundation.

Today, we look at LA Unifed School District’s decision to dump Pearson’s iPad software like a bad habit.

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