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WATCH: Students Sound Off on “Common Core” Tests

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WATCH: Students Sound Off on “Common Core” Tests

John Merrow talks with 8th graders in NY about taking their first state test aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Aug 14th, 2013 | 2 comments | 17,562 Views
Duration: 3:06 min
WATCH: Common Core State Standards: Part 2 - Testing

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WATCH: Common Core State Standards: Part 2 - Testing

New tests are being developed to assess the new standards. Will these tests be able to measure reading critically, listening carefully and working collaboratively, in addition to math and English? What happens if they don’t?

Aug 14th, 2013 | 0 comments | 19,512 Views
Duration: 5:21 min
WATCH: Common Core State Standards: Part 1 - Teaching

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WATCH: Common Core State Standards: Part 1 - Teaching

The “Common Core” is a national experiment that could produce a sea change in education. In Part One of this two-part series, we look at how the new standards, which emphasize skills like reading critically, listening carefully and working collaboratively, are likely to change classrooms in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Aug 13th, 2013 | 1 comment | 18,548 Views
Duration: 6:50 min
LISTEN: John King, Commissioner of Education for New York State

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LISTEN: John King, Commissioner of Education for New York State

John King talks about the Common Core State Standards, teaching to the test and why he believes the Tea Party, which opposes the Common Core, has it wrong.

Aug 13th, 2013 | 4 comments
Duration: 6:17 min
WATCH: John Merrow Discusses Education Commissioner Tony Bennett’s Resignation

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WATCH: John Merrow Discusses Education Commissioner Tony Bennett’s Resignation

As state chief of Indiana schools, Tony Bennett implemented an A-F grading system for schools - but when a donor's charter school was about to get a low grade, Bennett scrambled to figure out how to improve it. John Merrow appeared on MSNBC to discuss.

Aug 1st, 2013 | 0 comments | 14,320 Views
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