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S. Dakota to Review Common Core

South Dakota is going to review Common Core this Summer, according to a report by the Argus Leader. “The South Dakota Board of Education plans to re-evaluate the controversial math and reading curriculum this summer following a massive federal overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law. The new law gives local school leaders more flexibility […]

While KY Legislature Top Priority Is To Drop Common Core, NC Governor Seeks To Cement It

The first state to adopt Common Core has legislators now filing a bill to drop the standards. WCPO reported: FRANKFORT, Ky. — Majority Republicans in the Kentucky Senate have introduced legislation that would dismantle the state’s Common Core education standards. Senate Education Committee Chairman Mike Wilson said Wednesday the bill would create a new Kentucky-based […]

NC ‘Ed Tech’ Digital Outfit Received Big Gates Foundation Grant

An ‘Ed Tech’ company in North Carolina called Lea(R)n received a grant in 2015 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the amount of $351,959.  Scrolling down their ‘About’ page to the bottom, one sees the topic ‘Professional Development & Micro-Credential’.  The description is as follows: Working with the Center for Teaching Quality and Digital […]

Hunt Institute Leads NC In Gates Foundation Money

The Hunt Institute continues to lead NC in grant money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Including the two grants the Hunt Institute received in 2015, the total since 2009 and earlier is $13,580,203. In November 2015, just a month before the final meeting of the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC), the Hunt Institute […]

NC Common Core Commission Failed Their Task

  The Friday before the Christmas holiday, the NC Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) met for the last time.  This final meeting was their fifteenth in as many months. Going into the final meeting all indications were that the commission agreed that much of the  K-3 math and some of the ELA were age and […]

W. Virginia’s Board Repeals Common Core, Replaces It With Consolidated Version

West Virginia’s Board of Education has allegedly repealed Common Core.  They’ve also apparently scaled back their testing regime and dropped the ACT tests. Herald Mail Media reported: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is replacing K-12 math and English educational standards based on Common Core with new learning requirements. The West Virginia Board of Education on […]

Have Concerns About Student Data Privacy? Read On.

Parents, briefly read these questions below. Are you a parent with concerns about the amount of data being amassed on your child or children at school? Worried that Google is illegally or deceptively tracking your kids browsing? Do you worry about all those ‘free apps’ teachers keep signing their classes up for and telling parents […]

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