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Afternoon Announcements: Truths and Lies about the Common Core State Standards

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February 10, 2014 04:25 pm

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Teachers in Fairfax County, Virginia are calmly demonstrating for better pay. After one teacher commented that she struggles to afford a professional wardrobe alongside her casual one, the teachers agreed to “dress down” until pay is raised. The Washington Post

Students at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC are putting their classroom education to use in a real-life situation. Student council officers talked to the D.C. Council about covering a bus stop where students often wait for 15-20 minutes or longer for a bus home. The Washington Post

Chris Minnich, the Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers applauds states for taking the lead on education reform and adopting the Common Core State Standards. Huffington Post

There has been a lot of negative news on the Common Core. What’s true and what’s isn’t? Flypaper

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