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New ACT results show Common Co...

Sep 13, 2017 by

by Richard Innes – New reports came out last week on the performance of 2017’s high school graduates across the country on the...

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ACT scores are out – Kentucky’...

Sep 7, 2017 by

by Richard Innes – The new ACT reports for the high school graduating class of 2017 have been publicly released, and there will...

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So, Common Core was supposed t...

Jul 6, 2017 by

by Richard Innes – As Kentucky begins the debate about how to change its current Common Core State Standards based Kentucky...

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Common Core: Costs versus educ...

Jun 11, 2017 by

Thanks to a presentation on Common Core State Standards I did on Thursday, I’ve been looking at some financial information that...

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Beware Beshear’s claims about ...

Mar 1, 2017 by

by Richard Innes – Last night former Kentucky governor Steve Beshear delivered a rather weak response to President Donald...

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Kentucky’s real “progres...

Feb 1, 2017 by

by Richard Innes – With the Kentucky legislature coming back into session, a number of education issues are heating up. One of...

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Will the nation’s “gold standa...

Dec 15, 2016 by

by Richard Innes – As the Huffington Post just reported, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which often is...

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Governor Bevin sets sights on ...

Nov 10, 2016 by

by Richard Innes – In a post-election interview covered by the Northern Kentucky Tribune, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin...

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Are new Common Core tests prov...

Sep 22, 2016 by

by Richard Innes – A number of new state tests have come on line in the past four years as a result of adoption of the Common...

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Another state inflating Common...

Aug 5, 2016 by

Richard Innes – I have written a number of times about evidence that Kentucky’s Common Core aligned KPREP tests are showing...

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Was the SAT ‘dumbed down?’

Jun 4, 2016 by

by Richard Innes – After finishing up on the Common Core State Standards project, a key writer of those standards moved on to...

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Are new Common Core tests prov...

Mar 3, 2016 by

by Richard Innes – A number of new state tests have come on line in the past four years as a result of adoption of the Common...

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Education feeding at the feder...

Feb 4, 2016 by

by Richard Innes – I was at a conference last week where a question came up about how much each state’s public education system...

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National Association of Schola...

Jan 20, 2016 by

Richard Innes – Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, lays it on the line about what he sees as...

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Common Core: college professor...

Dec 13, 2015 by

by Richard Innes – The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) got a lot of bad news during its meeting on Wednesday, December 9,...

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Is someone hiding Kentucky’s t...

Nov 16, 2015 by

by Richard Innes – Education Week just published a major article about the results of Common Core testing in all the states...

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College-going rate is flat or ...

Oct 8, 2015 by

by Richard Innes – Common Core implications? There were a lot of very interesting revelations in yesterday’s meeting of the...

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Are Common Core tests too hard...

May 25, 2015 by

Reading level for questions may be too high A concerned Missouri Mom who also happens to be a teacher decided to check out the...

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Claim: Kentucky Students With ...

Apr 15, 2015 by

by Richard Innes – Do Kentucky’s students with more exposure to Common Core really learn faster?   This question arose...

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