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Bobby Jindal's chief of staff makes 'Forty under 40' list from Baton Rouge Business Report

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 14:55
Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief of staff, Kyle Plotkin, earned a space on the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's "Forty under 40" list of rising local stars this week. Plotkin worked as Jindal's communications director before moving into his current position in February. He also ran Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy's Senate campaign against Mary Landrieu in 2008 and worked for former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Missouri taxpayers sue governor over Common Core test
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 14:39
JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri judge this week ordered the state to stop paying membership fees to an organization that's writing tests for the Common Core educational standards. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order for about two weeks to block Missouri from giving taxpayer dollars to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. MoreStory
Missouri taxpayers sue Nixon for Common Core test
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 13:48
A Missouri judge this week ordered the state to stop paying membership fees to an organization that's writing tests for the Common Core educational standards. Related Missouri prosecutor pleads guilty in...'Cream cheese corn' or 'green rice...Police identify man found after.
Assignment: Education - The Big Three: Common Core
Monday, 24 November 2014 13:16
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Lots of learning is taking place in Melissa Scriver’s second-grade classroom at Northside Elementary School in La Crosse. UW-Eau Claire student named Rhodes scholarAssignment: Education - The Big Three: New Statewide AssessmentsWalker, Republicans can move quickly on agendaDemocrat Pocan elected to 2nd term in US HouseZombie, vampire attack lecture to be held at UW-LThe math lesson is being taught using a new set of statewide standards called Common Core.
Common Core: Pass or Fail Part Two
Monday, 24 November 2014 10:47
Now that we know what Common Core is, and how it was established, we'll dig deeper into the standards to find out what kids are learning and at what cost to their privacy? When most people think of Common Core, they think of the new math standards children are learning in school. These new standards are meant to not just show the student 'what' the answer is, but help them understand 'why' the answer is.
Jindal to keynote Va. GOP's Advance
Monday, 24 November 2014 08:47
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:04 pm Jindal to keynote Va. GOP's AdvanceBY ANDREW CAINRichmond Times-DispatchRichmond Times-Dispatch Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, will headline the Republican Party of Virginia's annual gathering of party activists Dec. 6 in Northern Virginia. Ed Gillespie, who narrowly lost his U.S. Senate race to Democratic incumbent Mark R.
Strauss: A damning account of one state’s Common Core testing initiative
Monday, 24 November 2014 08:11
Memo To: Dr. Eric Witherspoon, District 202 Superintendent Dr. Paul Goren, District 65 Superintendent From: Pete Bavis, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Date: November 3, 2014 RE: PARCC Implementation Concerns There are several educational and logistical concerns regarding PARCC implementation. The purpose of this memo is to enumerate those concerns. Administrators will be available to discuss these concerns with the school boards at the joint board meeting.
GOP works on voter interest in Louisiana Senate race
Monday, 24 November 2014 07:47
Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules. Cassidy is the front-runner in the race against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, and he's hoping to maintain that position with a series of high-profile visits from GOP heavyweights in advance of the Dec.
Opposition to Common Core spurs jump in homeschooling
Monday, 24 November 2014 05:20
(AP) The home-schooling boom is getting a new push due to opposition to Common Core, the controversial national education standard that some parents claim is using their children’s public school lessons to push a political agenda, according to critics of the Washington-backed curriculum. North Carolina, already a home-schooling hotbed, saw a 14 percent rise last year in the number of students being educated at home, according to a report from Heartlander Magazine.
Common Core: Pass or Fail Part One
Sunday, 23 November 2014 22:47
A national education reform has met resistance in the buckeye state since its adoption. Welcome to part one of: Common Core Pass or Fail. Common Core is a set of expectations for what students should be able to do in math and English at each grade level. Ohio is one of 45 states that originally adopted the Common Core, several states has since voted to repeal the standards.
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