Common Core

6:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Wisconsin Debates Whether DPI or Legislature Should Set Education Standards

Some lawmakers want to create board to set educational standards

Wisconsin continues its tug of war over Common Core standards. They spell out what American students should learn and when. 

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4:42 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Debate Reignites as Concerns Linger over Common Core Standards in Schools

Common Core Standards are causing concern among politicians. Are the students tested on material that is too advanced?
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Though Wisconsin adopted the Common Core Standards three years ago, recent debate has reignited the discussion over  how to measure academic standards, school accountability, charter schools, and even real estate.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

State Officials Hope to Solve Achievement Gap Problem

Wisconsin officials are working to improve test scores and narrow the achievement gap between black and white students.

New national test results find black eighth graders’ reading scores in Wisconsin rank lowest in the country.

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5:12 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Common Core Gets Public Hearing in Madison

Some Wisconsin lawmakers want to move away from Common Core standards

Common Core standards are a hot topic lately. At least 40 states have adopted the academic standards for their students, Wisconsin included. But, now there is pressure to back away from Common Core.

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3:15 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Experts Discuss Education Standards in Milwaukee


Experts and officials from around the country gathered in Milwaukee this week, in part, to discuss educational standards and accountability.

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