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Common core opponents are forgetting one thing--the kids

Have you been listening to the recent debate about the Common Core standards?  If so, you should have noticed two things.  First, the objections focus on things other than the standards that comprise Common Core: Common Core is being forced upon the states by the federal government. 443 more words

Political Issues

Top 10 Reasons We Need to Defeat Chris Christie :::::: repost

 

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Speculation is already running rampant around the 2016 presidential race and we’ve barely had a chance to think about the upcoming 2014 midterm elections. 599 more words

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Va. gets grant for education, workforce training

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant to help better align education and workforce training with economic development priorities. 109 more words

Virginia

Governor Scott Wants Review Of School Tests And Standards

TALLAHASEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A series of education proposals are expected to be rolled out by Governor Rick Scott Monday. The proposals will touch on everything from high-stakes testing to the cost of college. 714 more words

News

Amid Shrinking State Revenues, House Seeks Transparency

Missouri’s general revenue fund ended fiscal year (FY) 2014 down over $70 million from the previous year. With funding levels low, it is critical that the legislature diligently oversee how taxpayer resources are spent. 529 more words

Committee Work

Opera's Act III

In case you missed the news from Nashville over the weekend:

The National Governors Association had its biannual meeting in Music City over the weekend. Of particular note was the positioning and posturing of those governors running for reelection this fall, and of the prospective 2016 presidential candidates. 701 more words

VIDEO: Vice President Biden urges governors to work with Code.org, adopt computer science

At the National Governors Association, US Vice President Biden urges governors of all the United States to adopt computer science in their public K-12 schools, pointing out that this foundational science also drives economic growth and high-paying jobs. 66 more words

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