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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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    Greater Expectations transcript

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    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 | 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

  • 08.29.14

    Greater Expectations transcript

  • 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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Society for Womens Health Research


Total cost of 14 trips: $8,063.10


Traveler: Jennifer Griffith (from the office of Olympia Snowe)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $495.00
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Traveler: Diana Degette (from the office of Diana Degette)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAK AT A FORUM ON WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,028.00
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Traveler: Rhonda Richards (from the office of Barbara Mikulski)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY - NEW YORK RENAISSANCE HOTEL
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000
Expense: $239.10
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Traveler: Rhonda Richards (from the office of Barbara Mikulski)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Purpose: WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Amy Slavin (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Keya Sanders (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: WOMEN'S LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIES CONFERENCE
Purpose: TO DISCUSS WOMEN'S HEALTH INITIATIVES FOR 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Apriel Hodari (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Cameron Gilreath (from the office of Judy Biggert)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Cary Gibson (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - TO LEARN ABOUT WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Robin Bachman (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: 1 1/2 DAY CONFERENCE & FIELD VISIT
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Carolyn Holmes (from the office of Sue Kelly)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: WOMEN'S HEALTH CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Stacey Rampy (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: WOMEN'S HEALTH STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Shannon Darcy (from the office of Shelley Moore Capito)
Destination:
Purpose: WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
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Traveler: Cary Gibson (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON WOMEN'S HEALTH POLICY
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $511.00
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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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.29.14

    Greater Expectations transcript

  • 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.