Category Archives: Common Core

The Common Core Weekend Reads – 3-29-15

These are the Common Core Weekend Reads for March 29, 2015.

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

Articles are organized by category.

Prior Edition of Weekend Reads: 3-22-15

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How Does Rep. Craig Horn Define Proficiency and Rigor?

How does Rep. Craig Horn define ‘proficiency and rigor’?

According to Horn’s press release yesterday, the definition is tied to how well our state scored on a flawed system (NAEP) that is not benchmarked to international standards and to a manipulated grading system which is being manipulated even further with two separate NCGA bills.

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Pearson Is Everywhere: Who Writes These Tests, Anyhow?

Welcome Back to another installment of Pearson Is Everywhere!

Last time, we talked about the The ‘Turn Around’ Schools Program. Today, we’re taking a look at job opportunities at Pearson. In particular, test writers. Continue reading

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Will Local Media Finally Report On Who The CCSSO President Is?

To date, no local media reports on the Common Core standards or the debate in North Carolina surrounding the standards have bothered to mention that NC’s Superintendent is also the President of the CCSSO. This is a clear conflict of interest, yet not a word has been said about it in the press.

Atkinson, as President of the CCSSO, just gave the “State of the States” address…. Continue reading

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Guest Post: NC education’s March Madness: A 3-Ring Hypocrisy Circus

From the mailbag, we have a guest post commenting on the ‘hypocrisy circus’ going on in North Carolina Education

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