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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 by*

David Hurst


Total cost of 8 trips: $8,191.02


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Pickering

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: ATTENDED USTA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORYISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AND TO WITNESS NEW TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE INDUSTRY.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,463.82
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: 2004 CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON PANEL TO DISCUSS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS; VIEW DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $704.01
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 2004 WIRELESS CONFERENCE; SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON PANEL TO DISCUSS VARIOUS WIRELESS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS; VIEW DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $666.20
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND THE CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ATTENDED CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MANUFACTURING, AND TECHNOLOGY SECTORS. PARTICIPATED ON PANEL DISCUSSING VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL AND H.R. 4129
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,520.88
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTENDED 16TH ANNUAL COMPTEL/ASCENT 2004 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE COMPETETIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY. PARTICIPATED ON PANEL DISCUSSION. VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL AND H.R. 4129
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $647.50
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA'S PORTLAND, MAINE FACT-FINDING TRIP FOCUSING ON VOIP; VIEW FACILITIES AND ATTEND PRESENTATIONS ON THE TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BEING OFFERED
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $967.05
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND CURRENT LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING WIRELESS INDUSTRY; PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING SAME
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,451.40
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTEND 17TH ANNUAL COMPTEL/ALTS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $770.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Hurst.


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.