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Standards-based Education

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: With Common Core, teaching styles must change

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: With Common Core, teaching styles must change

If you follow the recent trends in school education, you should be aware of our latest national initiative, Common Core State Standards. These standards were recommended and designed to support a consistent and rigorous national curriculum that would relate to practical issues and support st…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana needs Common Core to compete for future jobs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana needs Common Core to compete for future jobs

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…

July 18, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: A or F, effective or not effective?

In this fast-paced world of accountability, the public has demanded results that can be easily understood and categorized for quick decision making. An A through F grade appears to fit that need in determining how effective our public schools are -- or does it?

March 27, 2013 11:36 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: School superintendents welcome call for accountability

It is the age of accountability. The superintendents of the Northwest Indiana Public School Study Council welcome the call to be accountable.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana working to ensure students are learning properly

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana working to ensure students are learning properly

During the past couple of years, the state of Northwest Indiana's schools has been brought to the forefront with special concern directed at our lowest performing schools.

March 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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ANDREA NEAL: Sounding the death knell for 'No Child Left Behind'

ANDREA NEAL: Sounding the death knell for 'No Child Left Behind'

According to U.S News & World Report, it is one of the nation's best large high schools.

February 15, 2012 12:00 am

CPS grapples with adding time to school day

CHICAGO | Does a longer school day mean a better school day? The consensus among many Chicago Public Schools parents, teachers and experts is yes.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am
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