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Is the SBAC Illegal to Administer in Idaho?

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Is the SBAC Illegal to Administer in Idaho?

I had to issue some corrections to this post.  They can be found here.   However, the same premise still exists, Idaho is using this test in a manner that is contrary to how it should be used.  The assessment is still not Valid nor Reliable.   A lot has been said about a parent’s right to […]

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Two Small Victories, Please Say Thank You!

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 12, 2015 0 Comments

  We have had two small but important victories in the last two days. Yesterday, Representative Harris presented a bill to the Senate Education Committee that would allow all students an alternate route to graduation. As of now, only a select few students are allowed this option, all others must pass a standardized test to […]

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Protect Student Data, Support HCR 3

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 9, 2015 1 Comment

  Representative Lynn Luker is introducing House Concurrent Resolution 3 (HCR 3) in front of the House Education Committee tomorrow morning at 9am. This resolution calls for an audit of the states data collecting mechanisms. The title reads: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE […]

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Race to the Tee and the Story of Common Score

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 7, 2015 0 Comments

By Mary Ollie One day Bogie Gates and Arnie Duffer were bored. To pass the time they played a round of golf and  made small talk. Soon the talk turned to ensuring a steady stream of income. Although both were  financially secure the thought of losing even a penny or encountering a tough competitor was […]

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Idaho Core is Common Core!

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Idaho Core is Common Core!

Some are trying to  defend Idaho Core saying it’s been tailored for Idaho and isn’t the same as Common Core. But Idaho Core is Common Core. Looking at the banner across the top of the Idaho State Dept. of Education website you might get the impression that Idaho Core Standards are unique to Idaho. Let’s start with […]

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The Blast Radius of Proposed New “No Child Left Behind” Bill

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 31, 2015 0 Comments

As usual Christel Swasey does a wonderful job of breaking things down.  Her latest post is in regards to the No Child Left Behind renewal by Lamar Alexander.  Go take a few minutes and take advantage of her research.   Then if you happen to be on social media tweet @senalexander and @repjohnkline using the […]

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Let ESEA Ride into the Sunset!

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 31, 2015 0 Comments

Yesterday I received two emails regarding the new ESEA authorization, “Every Child College or Carreer Ready Act of 2015” by Senator Lamar Alexander.  It seems he has fast tracked the bill leaving no time for opposing testimony to be heard. Some are very distraught:  You can read this post by Anita Hoge for a better […]

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Change in Peg Luksik Event

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
Change in Peg Luksik Event

Our Peg Luksik  event tonight was supposed to be in the Lincoln Auditorium.  However with very little warning we got bumped, we’ll still be in the Capitol building but we’ve been moved to EW42. Idaho Public TV will livestream the event.  Just click on the EW42 link.   (Please note the link on the bottom […]

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The Links Work!

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The Links Work!

I make mistakes.  My kids will tell you I do it all the time.  Sometimes I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to correct them. Earlier I published a pdf version of a powerpoint presentation.  It was supposed to be full of links to documents that supported the material in the presentation.  Well, it was […]

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Speak Out, Be Heard!

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 14, 2015 0 Comments

I just got an email from a legislator telling me she’s only received one email from someone in her district speaking out against Common Core.  I know she’s received at least four in support of it.  Please take the time to contact your legislators and tell them why you don’t like Common Core.  Stick to […]

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