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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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  • 08.29.14

    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*

Robert Stien


Total cost of 19 trips: $32,295.91


Trips traveled under the office of Lee Terry

Destination:
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Oct 24, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $945.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - TOURISM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $243.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO GAIN INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEWEST WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND HOW
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,849.02
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND CURRENT VIEWS AND SITUATIONS REGARDING BROADBAND
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,661.92
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, LA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION & RELATED ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE CURRENT STATE OF TELECOM
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,449.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE MARKETPLACE POST TRIENNICAL REVIEW
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT TRENDS OF THE INDUSTRY IN AN EFFORT TO BE MORE INFORMED OF HOW CURRENT AND POTENTIAL LAWS AFFECT AND WILL AFFECT THE ROLL-OUT OF HDTV
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,261.98
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: ALASKA TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION-MATANUSKA TELEPHONE ASSOC., TELALASKA INC., ARTIC SLOPE TELEPHONE ASSOC., OTZ TELEPHONE CO-OP, NUSHAGAK CO-OP, AND CORDOVA TELEPHONE CO-OP
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND WHAT CAN BE DONE TRHROUGH TELECOMMUNICAITONS TO PROVIDE AN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION IN RURAL AMERICA, AND TO UNDERSTNAD THE NEEDS WITH REGARDS TO USF, OF SMALL RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,515.31
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO EXPLORE THE DRAMITC CHANGES IN THE WAY AMERICANS COMMUNICATE TODAY BY FEATURING A FULL DISPLAY OF THE CAPABILITIES IN VOICE, DATA, AND VIDEO
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,197.73
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FOR A SERIES OF IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES TO ADDRESS CABLE OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING ISSUES
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,587.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: IN ORDER TO GET A HANDS ON EXPERIENCE WITH KEY TECHNOLOGIES EFFECTING OUR DISTRICT AND DAILY WORK
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Purpose: SERVED ON A PANEL THAT DISCUSSED CURRENT LEGISLATION REGARDING THE ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $654.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CABLE CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,434.13
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO LEARN AND DISCUSS ISSUES DEALING WITH THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY. ALSO, UNDERSTANDING HOW AMENDMENTS TO THE TELECOMM ACT WILL EFFECT THE DTV TRANSITION, USE AND SERVICES OFFERED BY IP
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,027.55
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.79
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,194.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRIES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,120.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Stien.


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.