Category Archives: Common Core

Teach Your Children Well About 9/11

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the worst Islamic terror attack in our nation’s history.

Most of the people reading this article can remember quite vividly where they were when the attacks came. I know I can — like it was yesterday.

However, our children likely do not. Continue reading

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Former Gov Perdue Continues Digital Learning Push Despite Research Warnings

Former North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue is on the move again via her education non-profit, DigiLearn.

In a recent article at EducationNC, Perdue was interviewed about the alleged benefits of digital learning. The article contains multiple videos and cites Perdue as saying that, “[Digital learning] totally can wipe away the divide that’s existed in education and training for all of our lives.”

This continued push in Digital Learning comes despite a study from January 2016 that says digital devices are a major distraction to students and achievement levels were suffering. Continue reading

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NC Grade 3-8 EOG Results Show only 46.7% are College Ready

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) has released student achievement data for the 2015-16 school year. Data includes school level, district level and student achievement information.

As previously reported, the graduation rate in the state as state by NC DPI is 85.8%. However the grade level proficiency and career and college readiness of students in key subject areas of English and Math remain nearly unchanged and low.

The End of Grade (EOG) exams are given to students in grades 3-8. They consist of two exams, math and english. Science exams are added in grades 5 and 8.

2015-16 ALL EOG 3-8
2015-16 ALL EOG 3-8
A look at the overall results of all EOG’s shows a state grade level proficiency rate of 56.3%.

The previous year’s state grade level proficiency rate was 55.7%. This represents an increase of just .6%. Continue reading

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