Post Tagged with: "Common Core"

AFT President Randi Weingarten: Stop Fighting Unions, Start Fixing Tests

Last week, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President, Randi Weingarten, delivered a keynote speech at an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) sponsored event, where she expressed her concerns about Common Core testing. Recent debate about whether unions are a problem or solution for public schools sparked Weingarten’s opening statement, where she explained how the media blinds many from seeing the positive […]

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Standardized Teacher Training Initiatives Re-Emerge

The Obama Administration formally announced an initiative to improve teacher trainings across the U.S. on Friday morning. The initiative was previously introduced by Education Secretary Arne Duncan in 2012, but is now being drafted for implementation within the next year. The program hopes to track teacher’s progress in the workforce in order to determine the most effective teacher preparation programs […]

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Unattainable Goals: Study Shows Missteps of Race to the Top

In September, the Economic Policy Institute and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education group released “Mismatches in Race to the Top Limit Educational Improvement,” a study showing that the funding goals Race to the Top (RTTT) required of states are out of reach and mismatched with the policy’s aims. RTTT is a competitive grant program intended to encourage and reward […]

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