Common Core Is Common Sense for Higher Ed

Brit Kirwan, John Morgan, and Nancy Zimpher, Chancellors of higher education systems in Maryland, Tennessee, and New York, respectively, urge policymakers to stay the course on Common Core....

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FORUM: Common core standards an economic issue

Jack R. Warner, Executive Director and CEO of South Dakota's Board of Regents talks about South Dakota's efforts to implement standards and "new assessments that gauge whether our students are actually meeting the new standards."...

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Common Core a Priority for Colorado’s Colleges and Universities

Mike Martin, Chancellor of the Colorado State University system speaks out on the importance of Common Core to improve the pipeline of students coming out of the education system to meet Colorado's 21st century workforce...

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Confronting the Myths: The Truth About Common Core

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Business Roundtable and the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a discussion with former Republican governors who played an integral role in the adoption of the Common Core State Standards...

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Common Core will help close gaps

We need to focus on the NAACP's original, broader vision for schools that are both integrated and equal. I believe the new and much-discussed Common Core standards will move us toward that goal....

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Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say

A new set of income statistics says quite clearly: Yes, college is worth it, and it’s not even close. For all the struggles that many young college graduates face, a four-year degree has probably never...

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Colorado Commission on Higher Education passes Resolution in Support of Colorado Academic Standards

May 9th, 2014 View the complete resolution here. WHEREAS, the Colorado Academic Standards define what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level and advance equity of outcomes for...

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Inside APLU: Supporting the Common Core State Standards

APLU believes higher standards in education are important and we support the Common Core State Standards. Developed at the behest of governors, chief state school officers, and business leaders, the standards have been adopted in...

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Education picture looks brighter

In Tennessee this year, more than 60 percent of high school graduates who enrolled in a Tennessee public college or university required some type of remedial or academic support. Preparing high school graduates for college-level...

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Ky. voices: Common core standards target of misinformation

The standards clearly describe to teachers what students need to know and be able to do at the end of kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and all the way up to high school graduation. However,...

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