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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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  • 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.
  • 08.27.14

    Read the Common Core standards

    Pick up the newspaper or check out social media and you're going to find plenty of opinions about the Common Core. Decide for yourself what you think by reading the Standards themselves.
  • 08.25.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.27.14

    Read the Common Core standards

    Pick up the newspaper or check out social media and you're going to find plenty of opinions about the Common Core. Decide for yourself what you think by reading the Standards themselves.
  • 08.25.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.

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Trips by*

Kelly Bingel


Total cost of 17 trips: $26,521.27


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATE STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2002
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $341.10
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Integrated Waste Services Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TOUR OF WASTE-TO-ENERGY FACILITIES AND SEMINAR ON INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS TO MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,725.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: TECH POLICY LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL REGARDING SENATE ENERGY BILL
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,550.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SPRING ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,814.74
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA AND SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR OF HIGH TECH FACILITY AND SEMINARS ON HIGH TECH ISSUES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Mar 7, 2003
Expense: $120.00
source

Destination: DAKOTA CITY, NE
Sponsor: Tyson Foods Inc
Purpose: TOUR OF MEAT PROCESSINGS FACILITY AND DISCUSSION OF IMPLEMENTATION OF 2002 FARM BILL
Date: Jun 6, 2003
Expense: $710.41
source

Destination: WHITEFISH, MT
Sponsor: Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,559.50
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT-PARTICIPATE IN POLICY DISCUSSIONS ON HOMELAND SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY, BUDGET AND TAXES
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE, INFINEON, LEVEL(3) COMM, LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, MICROSOFT, NCTA, SATELLITE BROADCASTING & COMM ASS, SPRINT, VONTU, YAHOO
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $802.15
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $665.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA POLICY RETREAT
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, PRUDHOE BAY, NUIQSIT, PALMER, KOTZEBUE, CORDOVA AND SEWARD, ALASKA
Sponsor: ARCTIC SLOPE TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, MATANUSKA TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION, OTZ TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, CONDOVA TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, TELALASKA, INC.
Purpose: STUDY OF THE CHALLENGES OF PROVIDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $6,765.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: DISCUSSION AND OBSERVATION OF LESS-INVASIVE MEDICINE, ENDOSURGICAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING HOSPITALS IN PUERTO RICO, WITH A PARTICULAR FACTS ON MEDICARE DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE PAYMENTS
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,388.80
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,726.11
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kelly Bingel.


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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.27.14

    Read the Common Core standards

    Pick up the newspaper or check out social media and you're going to find plenty of opinions about the Common Core. Decide for yourself what you think by reading the Standards themselves.
  • 08.25.14

    What is the Common Core?

    The Common Core is a huge change for public schools, but most Americans know little about it. Learn what Common Core is, where it came from, and why it’s become so controversial.