Common Core http://wkms.org en The Politics Of The Common Core http://wkms.org/post/politics-common-core Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday that he wants to cut ties with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/05/27/307755798/the-common-core-faq">Common Core State Standards</a>, the benchmarks in reading and math that he helped bring to the state four years ago, and replace them with new, Louisiana-specific standards.<p>"We won't let the federal government take over Louisiana's education standards," Jindal said in a statement. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:10:34 +0000 Juana Summers 41442 at http://wkms.org The Politics Of The Common Core What Does A Good Common Core Lesson Look Like? http://wkms.org/post/what-does-good-common-core-lesson-look As we're <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/06/03/318228023/the-common-core-curriculum-void">detailing this week</a>, teachers and school leaders<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/06/02/318246129/filling-the-common-core-curriculum-void?live=1"> have a lot of work to do</a> to adopt curricula aligned with the new Common Core State Standards.<p>In the Internet era, the best resources should be able to easily leap political boundaries and get into the hands of teachers across the country. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:17:36 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 41042 at http://wkms.org In Kentucky, Moving Beyond Dependence On Tests http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-students-succeed-without-tests <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzi6V54YvY8</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:18:49 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 40991 at http://wkms.org In Kentucky, Moving Beyond Dependence On Tests KEA President Backs Common Core, as Major Union Withdraws Support http://wkms.org/post/kea-president-backs-common-core-major-union-withdraws-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Common Core standards have sustained a blow </span><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/new-york-common-core-teachers-schools-education-102614.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">as one of the nation's largest teachers unions has withdrawn support for the math and english standards.</a>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Support for the Common Core in Kentucky is mixed.</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:18:38 +0000 John Null 38310 at http://wkms.org KEA President Backs Common Core, as Major Union Withdraws Support U.S. Students Slide In Global Ranking On Math, Reading, Science http://wkms.org/post/us-high-school-students-slide-math-reading-science American 15-year-olds continue to turn in flat results in a test that measures students' proficiency in reading, math and science worldwide, failing to crack the global top 20.<p>The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, collects test results from 65 countries for its rankings, which come out every three years. The <a href="http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/pisa-2012-results.htm">latest results</a>, from 2012, show that U.S. students ranked below average in math among the world's most-developed countries. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:57:16 +0000 Bill Chappell 37040 at http://wkms.org U.S. Students Slide In Global Ranking On Math, Reading, Science Kentucky Faces Challenges with New Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-faces-challenges-new-science-standards <p></p><p></p><p>Kentucky is among several states preparing to introduce new science standards in public schools. And, like many of the others, Kentucky has seen opposition to the standards from a vocal minority.</p><p>But the debate has been a bit more heated here and some have even called the state's adoption of the standards the most contentious in the country.</p><p>“Everybody is watching what everybody else is doing,” says Josh&nbsp;Rosenau, policy director at the National Center for Science Education.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:26:22 +0000 Devin Katayama 35922 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Faces Challenges with New Science Standards Kentucky Students Taking More 'Advanced Placement' Tests, Seeing Higher Scores http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-students-taking-more-advanced-placement-tests-seeing-higher-scores Kentucky students are taking more advanced placement tests and scoring higher on those exams, according to data released this week.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/shutterstock_82970479.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/ap-tests-continue-rise-kentucky">This trend has continued since 2008</a> when the state began its Advanced Kentucky initiative that helps local school districts grow participation.<p>Advanced Kentucky trains teachers and helps stude Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:54:38 +0000 Devin Katayama 35571 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Students Taking More 'Advanced Placement' Tests, Seeing Higher Scores Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-commissioner-education-back-school-across-commonwealth <p>Common Core Standards and new science standards continue to prompt discussion in the Commonwealth as well as the nation, and Kentucky's Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday discusses these area of public concern. In the following interview with Kate Lochte, Dr. Holliday also addresses the status of the state's school districts raising the compulsory school attendance&nbsp;age to 18 as well as Kentucky's&nbsp;new eTranscript program for high school students.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:54:45 +0000 Kate Lochte 34067 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth Kentucky Education Officials OK New Science Standards Despite Criticism of Evolution http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-officials-ok-new-science-standards-despite-criticism-evolution Kentucky education officials' consideration of Next Generation Science Standards gained national attention last month when <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/next-generation-science-standards_n_3672418.html">The Huffington Post</a> and <a href="http://arstechnica.com/staff/2013/08/science-education-vs-high-profile-ignorance/">others </a>picked up on criticism of evolution and climate change during a public hearings on the matter.&#160;<p>Here's the latest:<p>The Kentucky Board of Education on Thursday rejected that public opposition and approved a final report from the education Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:32:21 +0000 Devin Katayama 33830 at http://wkms.org Education Chairman Doesn't Expect Major Changes To Kentucky Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/education-chairman-doesnt-expect-major-changes-kentucky-science-standards The chair of the Kentucky Board of Education doesn’t expect the controversy over newly-adopted science standards to lead to a change in those standards before they're implemented.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/US_Navy_100421-N-2304O-059_Gloria_Meneses%2C_a_medical_technologist_at_Naval_Hospital_Bremerton%2C_explains_the_properties_of_human_blood_and_the_process_of_separating_plasma_to_5th_grade_science_students_from_Jackson_Park_Elementa.jpg" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http:// Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:17:23 +0000 Devin Katayama 33706 at http://wkms.org