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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

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    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*

Levon Boyagian


Total cost of 12 trips: $18,603.59


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: Savannah
Sponsor: American Forest & Paper Association
Purpose: Fact finding regarding TMDC's
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $927.70
source

Destination: D.C. TO SEATTLE AND BACK, BOEING FACILITY, CONFERENCE WITH ADMIN. GARVEY AND AIRLINE REPS, DISCUSSION ABOUT AVIATION
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION EDUCATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.60
source

Destination: LIMERICK, IRELAND
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: U.S./EUROPEAN/CANADIAN AIRPORT SECURITY AND SAFETY WORKSHOP
Date: Jul 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose:
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,928.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-MAUI, HAWAII-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,703.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
Purpose: NATIONAL RAILROAD CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,355.00
source

Destination: MONTREAL VIA REGIONAL JET
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: FLEW FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO KONA, HI TO ATTEND THE 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE, CONFERENCE COMMENCED AT 7:30 AM EACH MORNING OF THE CONFERENCE. OPEN REMARKS WERE FOLLOWED BY TWO PANELS EACH DAY. ISSUES COVERED RANGED FROM AVIATION SECURITY AND NEW TEC
Sponsor: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES. AIRFARE PROVIDED BY DELTA AIRLINES.
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,175.00
source

Destination: FLEW TO DETROIT FOR A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF THE NEW NORTHWEST AIRLINES TERMINAL.
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: VISIT THE NEW NORTHWEST TERMINAL IN DETROIT, MI
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $521.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY-THE AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE SEMINAR
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO LEARN ABOUT THE GAMING INDUSTRY, TRANSPORTATION OFNUCLEAR WASTE TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN, AND SECURITY MEASURES AT MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,449.00
source

Destination: FORT WORTH, TX
Sponsor: PORT OF BROWNSVILLE AND FT. WORTH ALLIANCE AIRPORT
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS PLANS FOR THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE AND THE ALLIANCE AIRPORT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $420.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Levon Boyagian.


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.