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Common Core standards documentary ‘Building the Machine’ debuts

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CHICAGO – If there is one issue the left and right seem to agree on, it is their mutual dislike of Common Core. In 2009, when the program was first introduced as part of the $3.5 billion federal education grant program called “Race to the Top,” states desperate for education dollars bought in wholeheartedly, many without understanding exactly what they had joined.

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Illinois lawmakers may delay Common Core standards

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois state Rep. Dwight Kay announced that on Wednesday he will be presenting House Resolution 543, which urges the Illinois State Board of Education to delay the implementation of Common Core Standards until a study is conducted showing the costs associated with it.
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National School Choice Week 2014 is coming

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – School Choice Week was created back in 2011 as a nonpartisan, nonpolitical awareness campaign seeking to celebrate the educational diversity that is achieved when children have learning options.
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Chicago Teachers Union Prez Karen Lewis condemns Quinn’s LG pick

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CHICAGO – Friday, Chicago Teachers Union’s President Karen Lewis made it clear she nor the union is happy with Governor Quinn’s 2014 running mate pick Paul Vallas, saying the former Chicago Public School CEO is for almost everything the CTU is against:
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