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.

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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Amy Steinmann


Total cost of 10 trips: $26,667.99


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.69
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT FOR THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $784.00
source

Destination: DC TO BEIJING
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,830.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE PLANNING RETREAT FOR HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Delay

Destination: SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: RECEIVE BRIEFINGS ON SAAB CONTRACTS / SEE FACILITIES
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,000.00
source

Destination: ATTENDED AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE/PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,379.52
source

Destination: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Miller

Destination: KOUROU, FRENCH GUIANA
Sponsor: Arianespace
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RELATED TO ARIANESPACE'S COMMERCIAL SATELLITE LAUNCH ON 4/18/00
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,148.78
source

Destination: VISIT CONSULATE IN JERUSALEM, GOLAN HEIGHTS, TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,292.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Amy Steinmann.


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.