Tag: Achieve

Common Core’s Revisionist History

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Common Core was a state-led effort.  Right?  The problem with the internet is nothing truly disappears. EAGnews.org  used the Wayback machine (an internet archive site) to capture this quote off of Corestandards.org from March 5, 2010: “The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA […]

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Meridian School District adopts Common Core science standards for Biology.

Filed in Uncategorized by on September 9, 2013 1 Comment

By Keilani Ludlow MSD recently adopted A Framework for K-12 Science Education (AFSE)  as the district textbook for teaching Biology. A Framework for K-12 Science Education was developed as part of a two step process to develop national science standards. This process was begun specifically to take advantage of the common core movement and to put these national […]

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What is Achieve, Inc., and Why You Should Care

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 10, 2013 4 Comments

Last January I stood in front of the House Education Committee and expressed my concern about Common Core.  One of the things I mentioned was Acheive.  Dr. Carissa Miller, Deputy Superintendent at the Idaho State Department of Education and Co-Chair of the SBAC, told the committee that Achieve had nothing to do with Idaho and […]

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That pesky 15%

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At one point Superintendent Tom Luna referenced a letter Utah got from Secretary Arne Duncan as evidence that states, including Idaho, had not lost control of their standards.  He was trying to obtain a similar letter for Idaho. However, timing is everything.  It needs to be noted Utah’s letter was received after  Race To The Top but before […]

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