Common Core http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Education Department Wants Feedback on Common Core, and to Clear Up Misperceptions http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-department-wants-feedback-common-core-and-clear-misperceptions <p>The Kentucky Education Department on Monday launched an online survey—called the&nbsp;<a href="http://kentucky.statestandards.org/" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;">Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge</a>—to gather feedback from the public on the new education standards at the center of a national debate.</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:51:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 10057 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Department Wants Feedback on Common Core, and to Clear Up Misperceptions Postcards From The Common Core Classroom http://wfpl.org/post/postcards-common-core-classroom The Common Core State Standards have become a political hot potato. In some cases, a punching bag. (Pick your cliche.) But the fact remains that, in 43 states and the District of Columbia, the standards are being used — and big changes in what we expect of young students mean many teachers are also having to rethink what and how they teach.<p>We asked a handful of local education reporters to each tell the story of a Core standard and to explain how it's being taught in their community. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 12:22:42 +0000 editor 9905 at http://wfpl.org Postcards From The Common Core Classroom Kentucky Education Commissioner Recognized By National School Boards Group http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-recognized-national-school-boards-group <p>Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is the 2014 Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education.</p><p>The association announced the award on Tuesday. The annual award recognizes a national or state policymaker in recognition ofcontributions to education.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:05:59 +0000 Devin Katayama 9823 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Commissioner Recognized By National School Boards Group Indiana Submits Waiver For Federal 'No Child Left Behind' Education Requirements http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-submits-waiver-federal-no-child-left-behind-education-requirements <p>The Indiana Department of Education has submitted its request for a new waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind requirements.</p><p>At stake is control over a portion of the more than $200 million Indiana receives in federal "Title I" money each year that is used for schools with low-income populations.</p><p>Federal officials told Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz&nbsp;in April that problems with the state's monitoring of low-performing schools had placed the state's waiver in jeopardy.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:45:34 +0000 Associated Press 9679 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Submits Waiver For Federal 'No Child Left Behind' Education Requirements Indiana Officially Drops Common Core Education Standards http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-officially-drops-common-core-education-standards-0 <p>The Indiana Board of Education has approved new math and English standards to replace the Common&nbsp;Core benchmarks in K through 12 classrooms this fall. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The board voted 10-1 this morning to endorse the new education standards .</span></p><p>Some Common&nbsp;Core opponents told the board that the new benchmarks are no more than watered-down versions of the contentious national standards.</p><p>But board member Dr. Brad Oliver says Indiana’s students will be better served with a state-developed system.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:33:39 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9235 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Officially Drops Common Core Education Standards Indiana Panel Backs New Education Standards http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-panel-backs-new-education-standards <div>A panel of Indiana business and education leaders is supporting new education benchmarks to replace the national Common Core standards. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Members of the Indiana Education Roundtable including Gov. Mike Pence and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz voted 21-3 Monday to approve new math standards and 21-2 with one abstention for new English benchmarks. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:07:11 +0000 Summer Ballentine | Associated Press 9185 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Panel Backs New Education Standards Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms http://wfpl.org/post/listen-louisville-education-instigator-diane-ravitch-shares-concerns-about-school-reforms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She's against high-stakes testing, big business in schools, and doubts charters are the answer to improving public education. But Diane Ravitch, a New York University research professor who has become an influence voice in U.S. education,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">didn't always feel this way.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:07 +0000 Devin Katayama 9149 at http://wfpl.org Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms Indiana's Proposed New Education Standards Available for Review http://wfpl.org/post/indianas-proposed-new-education-standards-available-review <p>The final draft of Indiana's proposed new education standards is now <a href="http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/standards/indiana-academic-standards-review-2014-evaluation-process">available online for public viewing</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Indiana Department of Education has released the proposed guidelines for what students should learn in each grade. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:14:33 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9144 at http://wfpl.org Indiana's Proposed New Education Standards Available for Review Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Stripping Governor of Power to Implement Regulations http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-oks-bill-stripping-governor-power-implement-regulations <p>FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would amend the state constitution and remove the governor's ability to implement regulations.</p><p></p><p>Senate Republican Floor Leader Damon Thayer says the legislature should be able to review regulations like the <a href="/post/kentucky-expanding-medicaid-under-affordable-care-act-gov-steve-beshear-says">Affordable Care Act </a>and <a href="/term/common-core">Common Core</a> school standards—both&nbsp;implemented by Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear&nbsp;through regulatory means.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:45:59 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8505 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Stripping Governor of Power to Implement Regulations State of the Commonwealth: Beshear Says Kentucky's Momentum in Jeopardy http://wfpl.org/post/state-commonwealth-beshear-says-kentuckys-momentum-jeopardy <p>FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear's seventh State of the Commonwealth address was at a once a plea for reinvestments in education, a nebulous call for tax reform and a self-congratulatory pat on the back for Kentucky's deft implementation of the federal healthcare law.</p><p>Speaking to lawmakers on the first day of the 2014 legislative session,&nbsp;Beshear&nbsp;took pride in what he described as six years of progress in changing perceptions about the state on a national level.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:19:17 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8158 at http://wfpl.org State of the Commonwealth: Beshear Says Kentucky's Momentum in Jeopardy