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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*

Ryan Henry


Total cost of 16 trips: $22,710.64


Trips traveled under the office of John Carter

Destination: TECH POLICY 2003 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: ACT, ALCATEL, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFINEAR, LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELCORDIA, SBCA, SPRINT, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Purpose:
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $653.68
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION TRIP
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,363.42
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Destination: RICHMOND
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $649.24
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: INFORMATIVE TRIP
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,392.52
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - (BWI) - HOUSTON - BWI
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - EAST TEXAS FORESTRY TOUR
Date: Aug 25, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,999.82
source

Destination: AUSTIN-DALLAS
Sponsor: APPLIED MATERIALS, DELL, HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, INTEL CORPORATION, SOLECTION CORPORATION, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATE
Purpose: THIS 3 DAY FORUM ALLOWED FACT-FINDING INTO THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,442.84
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY & INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, N.V.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose:
Date: May 24, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,502.60
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MEDIA CONFERENCE
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,898.25
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $850.58
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: Dallas-Fort Worth Airport International Airport
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $576.13
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,751.66
source


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,959.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ryan Henry.


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.