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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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  • 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.

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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Trips sponsored by

Ohio State University


Total cost of 11 trips: $10,918.53


Traveler: Donna Pignatelli (from the office of Sherrod Brown)
Destination: UKRAINE (KIEV & LUIV)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN OPENING OF US-EU-UKRANIAN DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY
Date: May 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,251.38
source

Traveler: Sherrod Brown (from the office of Sherrod Brown)
Destination: UKRAINE (KIEV & LUIV)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN OPENING OF US-EU-UKRANIAN DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY
Date: May 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,251.38
source

Traveler: Auke Piersma (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination:
Purpose: SEMINARS ON FOOD AND AG ISSUES
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $669.85
source

Traveler: Phil Park (from the office of George Voinovich)
Destination: COLUMBUS, OH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $620.80
source

Traveler: Peter Erdman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: COLUMBUS, OH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS AND THEIR UNIQUE MISSIONS
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $694.71
source

Traveler: Mark Schroeder (from the office of Paul Gillmor)
Destination: MARTINIS, SHORT NORTH, COLUMBUS
Purpose: MEDICAL HEALTH CARE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $705.80
source

Traveler: Julie Little (from the office of Marcy Kaptur)
Destination: COLUMBUS, OHIO
Purpose: 238.41
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $518.94
source

Traveler: Shiloh Reiher (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: ATTACHED
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $917.42
source

Traveler: Jason Grove (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS AND THEIR UNIQUE MISSIONS
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $620.80
source

Traveler: Stephen Francis (from the office of Patrick Tiberi)
Destination: VARIOUS MEETINGS/DEMONSTRATIONS AT OSV MEDICAL CENTER COLUMBUS, OHIO
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $610.05
source

Traveler: Pat De Leon (from the office of Daniel Inouye)
Destination: ATHENS OHIO
Purpose: MEET WITH FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Date: May 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,057.40
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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.