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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*

Susan Magill


Total cost of 13 trips: $32,515.27


Trips traveled under the office of John Warner

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR ON ISSUES FACING THE CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: May 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $875.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MUNICH, GERMANY; BRUSSELS, BELGIUM; BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: TO DISCUSS CURRENT ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & DEFENSE ISSUES WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BAVARIAN STATE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF GERMANY AS WELL AS THE EUROPEAN UNION & NATO
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON ISSUE FACING CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $690.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Colonial Williamsburg
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $358.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA.
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING CELLULAR TELEPHONE & WIRELESS INTERNET INDUSTRY
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATION ISSUES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,155.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Virginia Bar Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL MEETING/LEGISLATIVE PANEL OF THE VIRGINIA BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: Jul 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: VISIT SAAB RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING SITES IN SWEDEN WHICH PROVIDE EQUIPMENT TO U.S. DEFENSE FORCES
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,587.09
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN 2005 CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD POLICY CONFERENCE, PARTICULARLY PANEL "DOES THE TRANSATLANTIC ALLIANCE STILL MAKE SENSE"
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,070.70
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL INSTITUTE CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $272.00
source

Destination: MELBOURNE, PORT DOUGLAS, CAMBERRA, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: MEETINGS AND ON SITE INSPECTION WITH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND U.S. EMBASSY REPS ON INTEROPERABILITY AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL UAV ISSUES APPROPRIATE TO AUSTRALIA
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $13,401.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Susan Magill.


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.