Common Core State Standards http://kuow.org en Common Core State Standards Explained http://kuow.org/post/common-core-state-standards-explained <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds sits down with KUOW's education reporter Ann Dornfeld to talk about the <a href="http://kuow.org/post/common-core-good-fit-kindergarten">new changes to learning standards</a> in Washington state public schools. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:29:39 +0000 Ann Dornfeld & Ross Reynolds 32405 at http://kuow.org Common Core State Standards Explained Is Common Core A Good Fit For Kindergarten? http://kuow.org/post/common-core-good-fit-kindergarten <p></p><p>As school districts across Washington integrate the new Common Core State Standards in reading and math into their curricula, some kindergarten teachers say the standards are&nbsp;squeezing out other important lessons that young children need to succeed in school – and life. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:30:27 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 32339 at http://kuow.org Is Common Core A Good Fit For Kindergarten? An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test http://kuow.org/post/education-reporter-puts-himself-standardized-test What are the two most feared — most reviled — words in the English language?<p>"Tax day," maybe? Or "traffic jam"?<p>"Pink slip" still connotes an awful brand of helplessness, even though, I assume, most Americans who get pink-slipped these days never see a pink slip.<p>No, my vote is for "standardized test."<p>That's right. You felt it, didn't you? Shivers up the spine. The stab of a No. 2 pencil. And oh! Those monstrous, monotonous bubbles. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:34:00 +0000 editor 32165 at http://kuow.org An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test Political Rivals Find Common Ground Over Common Core http://kuow.org/post/political-rivals-find-common-ground-over-common-core Supporters of the new Common Core <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/19/169798643/new-reading-standards-aim-to-prep-kids-for-college-but-at-what-cost">education standards</a> adopted by 45 states say the standards hold American students to much higher expectations, and move curriculum away from a bubble-test culture that encourages test preparation over deeper learning.<p>But there's growing backlash to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/07/05/198442307/education-reform-learns-lesson-from-old-standards">Common Core</a>, and conservatives and liberals increasingly are voicing similar concerns: t Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:58:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 27749 at http://kuow.org Political Rivals Find Common Ground Over Common Core New Bill Would Examine Student Privacy In Washington State http://kuow.org/post/new-bill-would-examine-student-privacy-washington-state <p></p><p>A bill introduced in the state Legislature this week calls for a study into how much student data is being released without families’ knowledge or consent. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:52:12 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 27206 at http://kuow.org Seattle School Board Candidates Clash On Testing, State Standards http://kuow.org/post/seattle-school-board-candidates-clash-testing-state-standards <p></p><p>One of the hottest races on Seattle&rsquo;s fall ballot isn&#39;t for mayor or city council, but&nbsp;a seat on the Seattle School Board. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:52:44 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 22179 at http://kuow.org Seattle School Board Candidates Clash On Testing, State Standards