Tag Archives: Common Core

Indiana leaves Common Core

We have previously discussed our support for Common Core and our concern about states considering dropping the content standards and/or the associated national assessments. Now comes the news that Indiana has pulled out of Common Core, and several other states are considering doing the same. As the Washington Post reports: “Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R)…signed […]

Lessons from Health Care

I’ve written about some parallels between education and health care in the past, focusing in particular on the similarities between the shortcomings of research into outcomes in both fields. Other parallels exist as well, particularly in the ways in which licensing of doctors and teachers occurs at a state level. Remote Medicine Tests Physician Licensing […]

Common Core backlash?

Advocates of an increase in online and blended learning often point to the Common Core State Standards initiative as a very positive step that will allow providers to more easily work across the country. Common Core reduces costs of customizing content to each state or having to demonstrate alignment with individual state standards. We have […]

Keeping Pace 2011 Trend #7: Common Core Standards and OER are taking hold

In preparation for the release of Keeping Pace 2011 on November 8, we are sharing nine trends identified during our research and the writing of the report. To see the list of trends as it grows over these two weeks, please visit: http://kpk12.com/blog/2011/10/keeping-pace-2011-top-trends-in-online-and-blended-learning/. Trend #7: The Common Core State Standards are taking hold, common assessments […]

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