The Common Core Weekend Reads – 1-25-15

Umbridge Common CoreThese are the Common Core Weekend Reads for January 25th, 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: 1-18-15


NC Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) Updates:

NC ASRC Site 
Next ASRC meeting: February 16th, 1-5 pm. Location published for February is Dept. of Administration, but January’s meeting was moved on short notice to Dept. of Public Instruction and the ASRC site has not been updated to reflect that move.

January meeting audio has been added to the meeting materials list.
Meeting Audio File 1 (mp3)
Meeting Audio File 2 (mp3)

NC UPDATES:

QUOTES OF THE WEEK:

When the state adopted the new standards, Atkinson said administrators and teachers urged the state board to move to integrated math statewide.
“We did that at the request of local school districts,” Atkinson said.
​-Journal Now, Revisions for academic math standards may be unveiled by spring
My comment on Atkinson’s statements above: PROVE IT.

​”​But there is a key difference between the brothers.

A recent article in the New Yorker magazine about Jeb Bush by Alec MacGillis, a former Washington Post reporter, looks at his educational legacy and pinpoints that difference: George W. Bush tried to help improve public schools as governor of Texas and then president (even if critics say his emphasis on standardized tests was destructive and his No Child Left Behind law was a train wreck). His brother, as governor of Texas and then as an education reform advocate nationwide, has pushed the privatization of public education.​”​
-Washington Post, Jeb vs. George W.: A key difference between the Bush brothers on school reform

LEGISLATIVE/LEGAL:

POLITICAL/PROTESTS:

HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLES:

THE WEEKEND READS:

TESTING UPDATES:

VIDEO OF THE WEEK:

TWEETS OF THE WEEK:

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com. Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and StopCommonCoreNC.org. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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