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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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Deborah Pryce


Total cost of 114 office trips: $196,693.59


Trips by Deborah Pryce
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $41,649.11

Destination: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF THE U.S. & EUROPEAN ECONOMIES & INTERESTS
Date: Sep 14, 1999 (7 days)
Expense: $12,354.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: American Trucking Associations
Purpose: ATA CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,699.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,691.60
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS OF THE U.S. & EUROPEAN ECONOMICS & INTERESTS
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,050.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN
Sponsor: Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc
Purpose: PRESENTER & PARTICIPANT AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,297.30
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: IRVINGTON VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT TO DISCUSS AGENDA FOR 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: DC-GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Deborah Pryce

Jim Billimoria
Kelly Bulliner
Anne Buresh
Neil Chatterjee
Stephanie Christensen
Greg Crist
Timothy Day
John Destefano
Christopher Frech
Peter Freeman
Karla Ganswindt
Kathy Kerr
Kathryn Lehman
Kristin Maupin
Jennifer Parks
Brian Quintenz
Shiloh Reiher
Joel Roberson
Sara Rogers
Shalla Ross
Lori Salley
Juan Scott
Andrew Shore
Mathew Sturges
Michael Tomberlin



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.