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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

  • 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 by*

Justin Daly


Total cost of 16 trips: $30,235.90


Trips traveled under the office of Vito Fossella

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,368.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,209.00
source

Destination: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO WALL STREET FIRMS
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES BUSINESS
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
source

Destination: PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATE STAFF ABOUT SECURITIES ISSUES
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,108.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE OPTIONS INDUSTRY
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,814.49
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: BRIEFING ON SECURITIES REGULATION
Date: Jan 22, 2003
Expense: $209.85
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: SERVE ON A PANEL TO DISCUSS THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,921.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT - PARK CITY, UT
Sponsor: FANNIE MAE / FREDDIE MAC
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT'S ECONOMIC SUMMIT
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,658.26
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: SECURITIES TRADERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL, ATTEND THE OTHER FUNCTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,764.95
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: SEMINAR ON SECURITIES REGULATION
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,671.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,117.35
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-HALF MOON BAY, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,917.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: SECURITIES TRADERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL
Date: Oct 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,441.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: SEMINAR ON ROLE OF OPTIONS IN CAPITAL MARKETS
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $748.16
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: International Securities Exchange
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,477.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Justin Daly.


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.