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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

  • 08.28.14

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    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

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    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*

Michael Rawson


Total cost of 12 trips: $24,058.56


Trips traveled under the office of Conrad Burns

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: DETERMINE TRENDS IN HIGH-TECH SECTOR TO FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MONTANA
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,355.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PROTECT FUTURE OF FREE, OVER-THE-AIR TELEVISION FOR MT WHILE DELIVERING BENEFITS FROM DIGITAL TRANSACTION
Date: Apr 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $997.89
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: US-Asia Network
Purpose: OPEN UP AND EXPAND MARKETS IN KOREA FOR MT COMPANIES TO CREATE HIGH-TECH JOBS IN MT
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
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Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA'S NATIONAL SHOW
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,460.92
source

Destination: KAZAKHSTAN
Sponsor: International Tax and Investment Center
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN'S ECONOMY AND TRADE
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $11,120.00
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Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO EXPLORE WAYS TO BETTER BRING BROADBAND TO RURAL AREAS OF MONTANA
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $548.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE MOST EFFICIENT TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION TO PRESERVE NEWS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION FOR MONTANANS
Date: Apr 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.66
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: EDS AND AFCEA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jun 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $955.70
source

Destination: BILLINGS, MONTANA
Sponsor: Bresnan Communications
Purpose: TO DETERMINE THE BEST WAYS TO BUILD-OUT BROADBAND AND E-911 CAPABILITIES OVER CABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $732.00
source

Destination: DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: TECHNOCOM
Purpose: TO EXAMINE CUTTING-EDGE E-911 GEOLOCATION TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE MONTANA'S EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Aug 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,521.84
source

Destination: BRECKENRIDGE, CO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, INTRADO, VONAGE
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND HOW E-911 TECHNOLOGIES APPLY TO VOICE-OVER-IP (VOIP) SERVICES, AND HOW THESE SERVICE APPLY TO RURAL MONTANA
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ISSUES RELATED IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS IN RURAL MONTANA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,566.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Rawson.


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

    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.
  • 08.26.14

    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.