Category Archives: Common Core

#NCED Updates – Equity, Unions, Ed Bills and that K-3 Assessment drama

This installment of NCED Updates covers the Wake County’s Office of Equity Affairs again, as well as what the National Educators Association (NEA) was up to at their annual meeting. Also included are some of the education bills that have moved along at the legislature, suggested reading, and a bit about the Istation K-3 reading assessment drama. Continue reading

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#NCED Updates: MVP Math Fight, Charter Approvals and WCPSS ‘Diversity’ Plans

In this edition of NCED Updates: MVP math in Wake County, Charter School Advisory Board approved more charters, Wake County policy changes, and an episode of ‘when anti-school choice mouthpieces attack’. Continue reading

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Common Core Update: Seven Years Later, Failure Confirmed

What has seven years of Common Core done to our nation’s schools and students? A new report says it’s had “significantly negative effects.”   Continue reading

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FL Governor’s EO ‘Removing’ Common Core Is A Nice Gesture

Florida’s new Governor Ron DeSantis has said he will issue an Executive Order (EO) to remove Common Core. That’s a nice gesture but means nothing unless the Florida legislature and department of education act on it. Continue reading

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NC Scores On Latest ACT Test Are Abysmal – #NCed

The latest round of ACT scores are out and North Carolina’s scores were abysmal with only around 18 percent of students meeting the ACT’s “college readiness” benchmarks in English, reading, math, and science. Continue reading

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Common Core Is A One-Size-Fits-All Coffin For Education

A recent study by the Pioneer Institute confirms what most parents and educators already knew: Common Core is the leading killer of education achievement and innovation we’ve seen in decades. Continue reading

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No, North Carolina Did Not Get Rid Of Common Core

There has been a rash of people claiming North Carolina, among other states, got rid of Common Core and that our standards are once again a mess.  This is not even remotely true. Continue reading

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