Common Core Standards
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Indiana legislation continues along the path of discriminatory preference for private and religious interests while public education performance continues to be negatively misrepresented.
Local Indiana school districts have spent thousands of dollars to train teachers and buy material to implement Common Core Standards in grades K through 12, only to have the state now "take a pause" before total implementation.
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The Nov. 14 Political Roundtable discusses the messy rollout of Obamacare and the State Board of Education's recent meeting to rework the A-F grading system and Common Core Standards.
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INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are back to square one in deciding whether to keep, adapt or dump Common Core educational standards for Indiana schools.
While people like U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita and Indiana lawmakers push back against Common Core standards, schools are going forward with implementation. The schools are right to do so.
Even though the Indiana legislature has paused Common Core curriculum for more review, Indiana educators said they will implement it in the classroom, as they have been doing steadily for several years.
In the next five years, nearly a quarter million U.S. jobs that require science, math, and engineering are likely to go unfilled because employers can't find candidates with the right skills. That's a huge opportunity for Hoosiers. Too bad Indiana legislators don't see any urgency about equi…
The nation’s eyes are on Indiana as it reconsiders the Common Core academic standards that are supposed to raise student achievement and standardize what children learn across the country.
It's not unusual to hear students griping about the ISTEP, but when educators are complaining as well, it's time to take notice.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community School Board gave verbal approval Monday to a tool said to help teachers better meet individual student learning needs.
INDIANAPOLIS | Following four months of proposing, reviewing, bargaining, deal-making and voting, state lawmakers settled on final versions of legislation Friday for most of the remaining issues of the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.
Given the political push back and legislative discussion over the Common Core Standards touted by former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett and endorsed by many teachers in the region, it does not look like there will be changes to the ISTEP-Plus test anytime soon.
When right and left wing activists find themselves on the same side of a controversy, it’s worth probing why. Such is the case with the Common Core academic standards being implemented in Indiana and 45 other states. Conservatives and progressives alike see problems with them.
Indiana state Sen. Scott Schneider's legislation to overturn the Indiana State Board of Education's decision to adopt the Common Core Standards must be defeated.
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State legislators' efforts to withdraw Indiana from the Common Core State Standards, a set of academic standards for students in kindergarten to 12th grade, are ill-advised, several local educators said.
MUNSTER | A new online math program is helping Munster middle school students improve on success. In line with the school district's one-to-one laptop initiative implemented this school year, the district adopted the Pearson all-digital math program for Wilbur Wright Middle School.
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