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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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    Teachers embrace the Common Core

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  • 08.28.14

    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

    New York teacher Kevin Glynn was once a big fan of the Common Core, but he says the standardized testing that's come along with it is reducing students to test scores and narrowing what gets taught in schools.
  • 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.

American RadioWorks |
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

  • 09.02.14

    Teachers embrace the Common Core

    Teachers in Reno, Nevada, were skeptical of the Common Core at first. But they have embraced the new standards as a way to bring better education to students who are struggling in school -- and to kids who are ahead.
  • 08.28.14

    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

    New York teacher Kevin Glynn was once a big fan of the Common Core, but he says the standardized testing that's come along with it is reducing students to test scores and narrowing what gets taught in schools.
  • 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.

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Office of

Joseph Crowley


Total cost of 101 office trips: $292,327.94


Trips by Joseph Crowley
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $91,354.10

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE/MERILL LYNCH
Purpose: LOD FRESHMAN DELEGATION TO NYSE
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $732.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK-JOHANESBURG-MALAWI-ATLANTA
Sponsor: Population Action International
Purpose: VISIT HIV/AIDS PROJECTS, FAMILY PLANNING CHILD SURVIVAL
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $10,361.20
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC ANNUAL RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,343.40
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH TAIWANESE OFFICIALS, MEETINGS WITH BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Nov 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,510.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO COMMUNITY ADVOCATES
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $277.84
source

Destination: NEW YORK - CYPRUS
Sponsor: International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus
Purpose: SPEECH AND CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,813.50
source

Destination: LAMCEC - ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $829.88
source

Destination: TEL AVIV - PRAGUE
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN EASTERN
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,503.00
source

Destination: Billings, Montana-New Dehli, India-Bangalore, India-New Dehli, India-Billings, Montana
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: EDUCATION VISIT TO MEET WITH BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. SPEECH TO CII IN BANGALORE, INDIA
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $16,873.34
source

Destination: BANGALORE, INDIA-DHAKA, BANGLADESH-NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: BANGLADESH ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE, AND BANGLADESH GARMENT MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES, TO VISIT BANGLADESH GARMENT INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,312.72
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR - BOMBAY, INDIA - NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE FOUNDATION-UNIVERSITY OF QATAR
Purpose: SPEECH AND PARTICIPATING IN CONFERENCE ON FREE TRADE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $12,497.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV - YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Sponsor: ISRAEL: AMERICAN ISRAEL EDUCATION FOUNDATION ARMENIA: ARMENIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF AMERICA
Purpose: MEET WITH ISRAELI LEADERS, VISIT MILITARY SITES, DISCUSS US-ISRAEL PARTNERSHIP ARMENIA: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, VISIT USAID PROJECTS
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $8,617.94
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA-HYDERABAD, INDIA-MUMBAI, INDIA-DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Sponsor: INDIA (7 DAYS IN COUNTRY) CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRIES BANGLADESH 4 DAYS IN COUNTRY, FEDERATION OF BANGLADESHI CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: DELEGATION VISIT TO INDIA TO MEET WITH POLITICAL AND BUSINESS LEADERS, SPEECH TO BUSINESSMEN VISIT TO BANGLADESH TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUSINESSMEN, UNFPA PROJECTS, GRAMEEN BANK
Date: Jan 2, 2004 (14 days)
Expense: $8,888.76
source

Destination: MANHATTAN, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT EQUITY MARKETS
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $561.85
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: US Committee for the United Nations Population Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS FUNDED BY UNFPA AND USAID
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,649.06
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CHICAGO-NEW YORK
Sponsor: Financial Services Roundtable
Purpose: TO ADDRESS HOUSING POLICY COUNCIL
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $604.20
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOMELAND SECURITY, BORDER SECURITY, EDUCATION
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $7,200.40
source

Destination: SRI LANKA
Sponsor: Communications Consortium Media Center
Purpose: VISIT TSUNAMI AFFECTED REGION OF SRI LANKA, SEE FIRST HAND THE WORK OF UNFPA DEALING IN A REFUGEE SITUATION
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,001.97
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEECH FOR 2005 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,187.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: LED A TRIP TO NYSE FOR DEMOCRATIC FRESHMEN MEMBER'S TO SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MARKET
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,116.41
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPING RETREAT, CONGRESSIONAL PARTICIPATION
Date: May 28, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,471.83
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Joseph Crowley

Anne Marie Anzalone
Suzanne Anziska
Sarig Armenian
Kevin Casey
Christopher Connell
John Dasilva
Shawn Hodjati
Eli Kogan
Jodi Lieberman
Chris Mccannell
John Olmsted
Jennifer Psaki
Angela Ramirez
Gregg Sheiowitz
Anthony Silberfeld
Joshua Straka
Joshua Stroka



American RadioWorks |
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

  • 09.02.14

    Teachers embrace the Common Core

    Teachers in Reno, Nevada, were skeptical of the Common Core at first. But they have embraced the new standards as a way to bring better education to students who are struggling in school -- and to kids who are ahead.
  • 08.28.14

    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

    New York teacher Kevin Glynn was once a big fan of the Common Core, but he says the standardized testing that's come along with it is reducing students to test scores and narrowing what gets taught in schools.
  • 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.