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Common Core means 3 tests in 3 Years for Michigan kids
Mar. 18, 2015
Partisan bickering and lots of stress for kids and teachers as Common Core exams begin after funding was frozen - and then unfrozen - for the new standards.
Ditching the Common Core brings a big test for Indiana
Mar. 12, 2015
After dropping the Common Core State Standards and agreeing to write its own end-of-year exam, Indiana's had a rough couple of months.
Kids stuck in standoff over test
Feb. 25, 2015
All Illinois students are supposed to take a new state test soon, but those enrolled in Chicago Public Schools are caught in a political standoff between the state and its largest school district.
The man behind Common Core math
Dec. 29, 2014
He knew the transition would be tough, but never imagined conflicts over bad homework would fuel political battles.
Does the Common Core initiative prevent creativity in our classrooms?
Jul. 30, 2014
We look at the controversy surrounding the Common Core State Standards. WBEZ's Lauren Chooljian gives us the details on plans to honor Chicago's only female mayor. Then, it's soul time with Vocalo's Ayana Contreras.
Chicago Teachers Union votes to oppose Common Core
May. 8, 2014
CTU cites concerns over testing, curriculum, and "an overreach of federal power" in opposing new, more rigorous learning standards.
Small is big at new Wheeling nanotech lab
Oct. 25, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan helped inaugurate a special science lab in the Chicago area Thursday—and attended a separate event promoting more rigorous learning standards.
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