Common Core

Education
1:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Common Core Repeal Could Create 'Chaos' in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Common Core standards were developed by school districts, teachers, parents and citizens, according to the state Department of Public Instruction.
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Gov. Walker jolted quite a few Wisconsin school districts last week when he proposed scrapping Common Core standards that have been in the works for years.

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Education
11:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Republican Senators Question Walker's Call to Replace Common Core Standards

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Late Thursday, Gov. Walker urged legislators to repeal the Common Core education standards the state has been moving toward and create new ones.

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

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Education
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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Education
11:21 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Primer on Common Core Standards for Wisconsin

Legislators debating whether Wisconsin should continue implementing new national education standards

As Wisconsin debates how to proceed with Common Core in public schools, here are comparisons between the old and new academic standards.

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Education
1:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Wisconsin Will Soon Set Its Common Core Direction

Does Common Core equal wise academic standards or federal interference?

We could have a good idea of the direction Wisconsin will head on Common Core.  On Tuesday, members of an Assembly panel drew their conclusions.

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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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Education
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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Education
3:15 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Experts Discuss Education Standards in Milwaukee

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

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Education
5:09 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Critics of Common Core Standards Voice Concerns

Critics of common core standards say changes are needed

Forty-five states including Wisconsin have adopted what’s known as common core standards.  They’re federal criteria outlining what students should learn in math and English at specified grade levels and how it should be taught.

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