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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.

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.

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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Trips by*

Frank Cavaliere


Total cost of 15 trips: $18,579.29


Trips traveled under the office of George Allen

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: VISIT CORPORATE CAMPUS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,389.58
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY AND YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Purpose: VISIT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AND INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS LAB
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $807.96
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: BROADBAND POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $629.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Public Affairs Group
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Aug 14, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,448.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TABLET PC LAUNCH
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,496.46
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CABLE PROGRAMMING ISSUES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FINANCE AND BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT WITH CABLE EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,835.12
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2003 LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VISIT CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES AS WELL AS EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON POLICY ISSUES FACING THE TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,158.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $653.68
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: RHOADS, WEBER, SHANDWICK
Purpose: HEADQUARTERS SITE & FACT FINDING VISIT
Date: Apr 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $825.01
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: SEMINAR ON TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University
Purpose: CYBER SECURITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TRIP
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $738.70
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: UNIVERSAL SERVICE/TELECOMMUNICATION STAFF TRIP
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $612.44
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: VISIT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S HIGH-TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES, AS WELL AS EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON TECHNOLOGY RELATED POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: DEMONSTRATE AND DISCUSS BELLSOUTH'S INTERNET PROTOCOL ENABLED SERVICES, INCLUDING IP-TV
Date: Apr 18, 2005
Expense: $570.94
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Frank Cavaliere.


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.