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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*

Clare Coleman


Total cost of 9 trips: $10,811.87


Trips traveled under the office of Nita Lowey

Destination: ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE
Purpose: SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $845.78
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: SOCIETY FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH, & GLAXO, AMENEAN HOME PRODUCTS, CYTYC, HUMEINEI, WEBMD
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON WOMEN'S HEALTH
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $576.00
source

Destination: ITHACA, NY
Sponsor: Planned Parenthood
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH
Date: May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,288.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: COTE D'HOME & BUKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: STUDY US GOV'T-FUNDED HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Destination: TRUMBELL, CT; NY, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: VIEW NASDAQ'S MARKET OPERATIONS/BRIEFING ON STOCK MARKET
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $869.68
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,979.69
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NY STOCK EXCHANGE, GOLDMAN SACHS
Purpose: TO MEET W/ FINANCIAL SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES & VISIT THE NY STOCK EXCHANGE TRADING FLOOR
Date: Oct 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $491.70
source

Destination: WDC-ALBANY NY-NYC
Sponsor: FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL AT NYS FPA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN THE STATE CAPITOL
Date: Jan 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $363.70
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Clare Coleman.


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.