Posts tagged common core

January 13, 2014

 

A rally supporter holds up stop common core sign at the Indiana Statehouse.

Report: Why Right-Wing Groups Are Pushing To End Common Core

As Indiana's standards debate continues, Politico reports on how national conservative groups see their anti-Common Core push as the start of a bigger debate.

January 10, 2014

 

Andrea Neal says she believes she was appointed to the State Board of Education because of her anti-Common Core stance.

How A Common Core Critic Could Influence State Board Debate

Andrea Neal says she believes she was appointed to the State Board of Education because of her anti-Common Core stance.

December 12, 2013

 

Former State Superintendent Tony Bennett resigned from his post in Florida over allegations of wrongdoing in Indiana.

Former State Superintendent Tony Bennett Has A New Job

Tony Bennett, who resigned as Florida's schools chief over allegations of wrongdoing in Indiana, is working for ACT Inc. on a new Common Core test.

December 6, 2013

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz speaks to State Board of Education member Brad Oliver after returning from a recess during which her staff and representatives of the Center for Education and Career Innovation hashed out a motion for the panel to approve a conceptual framework for a new A-F grading system.

Attorney General Says Motion That Caused Ritz Walkout Was OK

Superintendent Glenda Ritz shut down the Nov. 13 State Board meeting over what she called an improper motion. But the Attorney General says the motion is OK.

December 4, 2013

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz, right, talks to State Board of Education member B.J. Watts during a strategic planning session on Dec. 3.

If State Exits Common Core, When Will New Standards Be Done?

Legislative leaders want Indiana education officials to write new academic standards independent of the Common Core.

November 18, 2013

 

Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, left, and Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, say statehouse Republicans will send a letter to the State Board of Education recommending Indiana write its own expectations for students.

Republicans Push For Indiana Alternative To Common Core

House Speaker Brian Bosma says the debate about new academic standards has become a 'distraction' and Indiana should leave the Common Core.

November 15, 2013

 

Rep. Justin Moed, D-Indianapolis, rejected a proposal to require the State Board write new academic standards. He was the only Democrat at the final meeting of the legislative panel reviewing Common Core in Indiana.

Legislative Panel Can’t Pass Anti-Common Core Recommendation

The legislative committee reviewing the Common Core academic standards couldn’t muster enough votes Friday to recommend the state write its own expectations.

October 18, 2013

 

Jonathan Baize, an English teacher at Central High School in Louisville, Ky., says having common standards has helped educators collaborate.

Why Common Core Backlash Is Less Prevalent in Kentucky

Indiana lawmakers paused Common Core rollout in the spring. But it's full steam ahead with the new academic standards in neighboring Kentucky.

October 17, 2013

 

Teacher Ryan Davis begins a new unit in his geometry class at Central High School in Louisville, Ky.

Could Kentucky Provide A Template For Assessing Common Core?

Kentucky was the first state in the country to align its test to the Common Core. Education policy watchers say there may be some lessons for Indiana.

September 23, 2013

 

glenda ritz

What This Year’s ISTEP+ Gains Say About Indiana Students

More students are passing statewide ISTEP+ exams — but education policy analysts say the gains may not last if Indiana switches to a new test.

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