Posts Tagged ‘#education’

Illinois governor believes college, career-readiness begins at birth

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Governor Pat Quinn convened his state’s very first symposium on “college and career readiness begins at birth” through the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development.  The symposium which was held yesterday at the Northern Illinois University Conference Center in Naperville was funded through the National Governors Association and Midwest Comprehensive Center.
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Student worksheet: Founding Fathers ‘did not trust the ability of the common voter’

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RESTON, Va. – A “CNN Student News One-Sheet” found in a lesson plan for 6th to 8th graders posted at Illuminations, a project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) reads in part, “Some of the Constitution’s authors did not trust the ability of the common voter to make the ‘right’ decision, so they devised the Electoral College as one way of lessening the power of the popular vote.”
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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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