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National Democratic leader stumps for Landrieu in Houma

Friday, 24 October 2014 14:31
“Don't let anybody tell you that Mary Landrieu has not fought, at times by herself, for the interests of people in Louisiana,” said Donna Brazile, vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and CNN political analyst. Brazile joined about 150 residents in a rally at Plymouth Rock Baptist Church in Houma. The Souls2Polls voting rights awareness rally was organized by the Terrebonne Parish Democratic Committee.
Bloomfield BOE candidates weigh in on common core
Friday, 24 October 2014 07:13
Bloomfield Board of Education candidates voiced varying views during a forum Wednesday. Seven of the 10 contenders attended. Eight candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot are vying for three seats with three-year terms. Two candidates are running for a one-year seat. Openings statements and responses to audience questions were limited to two minutes. Most questions were directed to individual candidates. Responses to a general query about common core curriculum are sampled here.
Election 2014: Rise of independents scrambles the math
Friday, 24 October 2014 05:35
Independents are on the rise in the 2014 election – both as candidates and voters – and in some states, the impact could be profound. The starkest example is in deep-red Kansas, where independent Senate candidate Greg Orman threatens to unseat three-term incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R), in a race with no Democrat.
Common Core math classes: It’s not all Greek
Friday, 24 October 2014 04:00
Clistie Pollock, a teacher at Cheyenne’s Bain Elementary, leads students in a series of math songs that go through the multiplication tables. Several of the number sets are sung to the tune of familiar songs like the “The Addams Family” theme song or “The Hokey Pokey.” Students are reminded to use their hand gestures with the songs and at times to be louder.
Common Core Supporter: Federal Gov't Should Have Never Been Involved
Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:23
Chris Minnich, current executive director of CCSSO and the council's strategic initiatives director of standards assessment and accountability in 2009, told attendees of an American Enterprise Institute panel on Wednesday that most supporters of Common Core believe that the Common Core should be a state-led effort and should not have been federally incentivized. "I think it is pretty clear that most of us [supporters], but I can't say all of us, believe that declaring our…
How This Election Could Go to January
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:45
You all know the old cliché “it’s gonna be a long election night.” Well, this one is going to be really long. Like, there’s a very much less-than-crazy chance it’ll last until January. For a reality that shocking and discombobulating, this situation has really flown well below most people’s radar, but it’s time to start focusing on it. Here’s the situation.
My View: Common Core confusion
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:26
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:00 pm My View: Common Core confusionBy Diego Rigales Generation NextSantaFeNewMexican.com | 0 comments About 45 states have adopted the Common Core standards, shared teaching and learning goals designed to better prepare students for college and careers. New Mexico adopted the Common Core standards in 2010 and is fully implementing them this school year.
Common Core, PARCC conference available online
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:53
The New Jersey School Choice and Education Reform Alliance (NJSCERA) held a Common Core standards conference streamed live on YouTube on Tuesday morning. That conference is available for viewing at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKPYh5P2HDY. The conference, which lasted more than three hours, was held at Middlesex County College starting at 8:45 a.m. and the recording was made available online immediately after its conclusion.
Common Core revolt goes local
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:07
School districts from New Hampshire to Oregon are revolting against the coming Common Core tests. Even as political leaders in both red and blue states continue to back away from the standards — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the latest example — the hottest battles have shifted to the local level, where education officials are staging public revolts against state and federal mandates to administer Common Core exams.
Gov. Haslam: Common Core review doesn't signal retreat
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:18
Gov. Bill Haslam discusses the Common Core State Standards during a meeting with local educators at Indian Trail Intermediate School. Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press. PULASKI, Tenn. — Republican Gov.
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