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Afternoon Announcements: Oklahoma Governor Fallin Stresses Common Core Standards is Not a Federal Program

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December 05, 2013 04:29 pm


““By implementing new standards, assessments, and teacher development programs, the United States is taking important steps to produce significant changes in classroom practice and student outcomes over the next few years. These changes could, in turn, result in significant improvement in PISA scores in 2015,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education. “More importantly, improvement in PISA performance would also signal that more students in the United States have developed the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in an increasingly complex world.” Deepest Learners

The U.S. Department of Education have approved requests for extensions on implementing the teacher-evaluation portion of the No Child Left Behind Act for Nevada and Mississippi. Politics K-12

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed an executive order on WEdnesday that she believes will squelch concerns that the state’s implementation of the Common Core Standards is not a federal program. The Oklahoman


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