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Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Greater Expectations

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school. The standards have been adopted by most states, though there's plenty of controversy about them among activists and politicians. Most teachers, however, actually like the standards. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Teachers say Common Core has the potential to help kids who are behind, as well as those who are ahead. But many teachers have big concerns about the Common Core tests. The new, tougher tests are meant to let the nation know how kids are really doing in school -- but bad scores could get teachers and principals fired.

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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Greater Expectations

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school. The standards have been adopted by most states, though there's plenty of controversy about them among activists and politicians. Most teachers, however, actually like the standards. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Teachers say Common Core has the potential to help kids who are behind, as well as those who are ahead. But many teachers have big concerns about the Common Core tests. The new, tougher tests are meant to let the nation know how kids are really doing in school -- but bad scores could get teachers and principals fired.

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  • 08.28.14

    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

    New Common Core tests are supposed to measure students' ability to think critically, analyze information, and cite evidence as well as test their conceptual understanding of mathematics and their ability to apply math to the real world. See how you'd do on a Common Core test.
  • 08.28.14

    Questioning the Common Core tests

    In the United States, education standards come with tests. Most students haven't been tested on the Common Core yet. But in one state where they have, the controversy is so intense that it's threatening to bring down the Common Core altogether.
  • 08.27.14

    Read the Common Core standards

    Pick up the newspaper or check out social media and you're going to find plenty of opinions about the Common Core. Decide for yourself what you think by reading the Standards themselves.
  • 08.25.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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Office of

Michael Capuano


Total cost of 30 office trips: $59,716.79


Trips by Michael Capuano
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $24,365.82

Destination: N Y S E
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $756.00
source

Destination: UNITED NATIONS
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $554.25
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,795.54
source

Destination: LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,013.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.65
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.65
source

Destination:
Sponsor: LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-SPEAKING
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $790.99
source

Destination: NEVADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,136.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $871.10
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: IRISH AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,461.24
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $5,810.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Capuano

Kate Auspitz
Bret Freedman
Lucy Heenan
Chris Huckleberry
Michelle Mancini
Kaitlin Mccolgan
Daniel Muroff
Jon Skarin
Jose Vaquerano



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Greater Expectations

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school. The standards have been adopted by most states, though there's plenty of controversy about them among activists and politicians. Most teachers, however, actually like the standards. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Teachers say Common Core has the potential to help kids who are behind, as well as those who are ahead. But many teachers have big concerns about the Common Core tests. The new, tougher tests are meant to let the nation know how kids are really doing in school -- but bad scores could get teachers and principals fired.

Recent Posts

  • 08.28.14

    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

    New Common Core tests are supposed to measure students' ability to think critically, analyze information, and cite evidence as well as test their conceptual understanding of mathematics and their ability to apply math to the real world. See how you'd do on a Common Core test.
  • 08.28.14

    Questioning the Common Core tests

    In the United States, education standards come with tests. Most students haven't been tested on the Common Core yet. But in one state where they have, the controversy is so intense that it's threatening to bring down the Common Core altogether.
  • 08.27.14

    Read the Common Core standards

    Pick up the newspaper or check out social media and you're going to find plenty of opinions about the Common Core. Decide for yourself what you think by reading the Standards themselves.
  • 08.25.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.