The Common Core Weekend Reads – 12-28-14

Gates Common Core because of testsThese are the Common Core Weekend Reads for December 21, 2014.

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: 12-21-14
Weekend Reads archive at StopCommonCoreNC HERE.


NC UPDATES:

APUSH UPDATES:

QUOTES OF THE WEEK:

“In his final days on the job, Commissioner King received a letter from Governor Cuomo that Cuomo released to the media. It was not the typical note of ‘thanks for your service and good luck in the new job.’ Instead, the Governor demanded that King, before he leaves, offer candid thoughts on how to significantly change education policy. The governor asked why it is that recent teacher evaluations show 99 percent of teachers ranked highly, while two-thirds of third- to eighth-graders essentially failed the new Common Core-related tests in math and English. “It is incredible to believe that is an accurate reflection of the state of education in New York,” Cuomo said.
-​North Country Public Radio, “​King exits with Common Core as his legacy

LEGISLATIVE/LEGAL:

POLITICAL/PROTESTS:

HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLES:

THE WEEKEND READS:

TESTING UPDATES:

WEEKEND VIDEOS:

TWEETS OF THE WEEK:

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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