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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*

Jesse Kerns


Total cost of 13 trips: $25,612.05


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: SEMINAR ON MEDICAL DEVICES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,249.99
source

Destination: MUMBAI, CHENNAI - NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: REVIEW CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, LEARN ABOUT USAID FUNDED HEALTH PROJECTS
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $5,783.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: REVIEW HEALTH PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,891.59
source

Destination: TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT LONG TERM CARE PHARMACY ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $740.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: University of Washington
Purpose: PRESENTATION ON FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM TO GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BRIEFINGS WITH UW FACULTY, TOUR OF MEDICAL SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL, MEETING AND TOUR WITH PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL
Date: May 21, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $538.20
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,663.19
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Gilead Sciences
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT HIV AND HEP B DISEASE AND TREATMENT
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,321.05
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,330.00
source

Destination: LA
Sponsor: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION-A MINI-MEDICAL SCHOOL
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,064.30
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: TO STUDY LESS INVASIVE MEDICINE AND ADVANCES IN ENDOSURGICAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: DaVita Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT KIDNEY DISCUSS AND DIALYSIS, MEET EXPERTS IN THE FIELD, VISIT DIALYSIS FACILITIES
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO CA
Sponsor: Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ASCS, MEET W/SENIOR STAFF, BRIEFINGS ON PAYMENT POLICY AND OUTPATIENT SURGERY
Date: May 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,784.07
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Council on Health Care Economics and Policy
Purpose: ATTENT XII PRINCETON CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL HEALTHCARE POLICY, SUBJECT "HOW WILL STATES DAY FOR CARE"
Date: May 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $708.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jesse Kerns.


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.