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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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#NCED Updates: NC Teacher Pay Ranking Jumps Again, School Safety and More

Here are some of the North Carolina education news highlights from last week. Updates include teacher pay rankings released, school safety committee, NAEP and Common Core, NC Teacher of the Year, National Charter School Week, legislative news and other education-related various updates. Continue reading

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NC 4th Grade NAEP Math Scores Tumble; Rest are “Steady”

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores for 2017 were released earlier this week.  The NAEP is also referred to as the ‘nation’s report card’ and is considered the ‘gold standard’ of standardized testing for the United States.

North Carolina’s scores were less than positive overall and 4th-grade math scores took a statistically significant a three-point nosedive. Continue reading

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No, Secretary DeVos, Common Core is not “dead.”

I’ve received a barrage of emails, Facebook messages, and calls about Education Secretary DeVos’ recent speech where she made a claim that Common Core was “dead.” It is not dead. Nor will it be until the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is dead.  Continue reading

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