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Common Core Lives in Indiana

April 22, 2014 2 Comments
Common Core Lives in Indiana

  Hundreds wait to get inside to watch Governor Pence cast his vote on the new standards. Just 29 days ago, March 24th, Indiana Governor Mike Pence was hailed as being a national hero when he signed legislation making him the first Governor to formally withdraw from the Common Core.  Around the country, the growing […]

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Dr. James Milgram’s Open Letter to Hoosiers

April 20, 2014 2 Comments

Updated 4/30/14: Dr. James Milgram, a world-renowned mathematician and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Stanford University, was contracted by the state of Indiana to review the new standards and give guidance to the Indiana committees charged with writing and validating them. The committees were selected jointly by the Indiana Department of Education and Governor Pence’s […]

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State board member recommends adoption of pre-Common Core Standards

April 20, 2014 5 Comments
State board member recommends adoption of pre-Common Core Standards

Andrea Neal is a sitting member of the Indiana State Board of Education, representing District 5.  She teaches Grade 6 and Grade 7 English, as well as 8th Grade U.S. History, at St. Richards Episcopal School in Indianapolis.  Since the proposed Indiana academic standards for Math and ELA were released last Tuesday, she is just […]

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Professional Development Opportunity for all Hoosier High School Literature Teachers

April 1, 2014 1 Comment

As Indiana is in the process of creating a new set of K-12 English and Math Standards, a unique professional development opportunity exists for Indiana high school literature teachers.  They are invited to attend any portion, or all, of a FREE conference this coming weekend, April 3-5, which is being hosted by the Association of […]

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Proposed Indiana Social Studies Standards: A Step Down!

March 9, 2014 4 Comments
Proposed Indiana Social Studies Standards: A Step Down!

If you haven’t heard that the Indiana State Board of Education is scheduled to vote this coming Wednesday, March 12, 2013, on new proposed Social Studies Standards, you aren’t alone.  Even though we are fairly watchful, it was not until last week that we discovered this information.  Upon googling it this morning, guess what?  As […]

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