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Professional Development Opportunity for all Hoosier High School Literature Teachers

April 1, 2014 0 Comments

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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Hoosiers’ trust broken with “new” standards

February 27, 2014 2 Comments

Joy Pullmann has a great article on the Indiana standards review process currently working its way through the State Board of Education. Concerns have been raised that the standards are almost identical to the Common Core and  those in charge of the process have a bias towards supporting Common Core. Hoosiers Against Common Core posted […]

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A Peek at Indiana’s New Draft ELA Standards

February 24, 2014 4 Comments

We recently put out a general request for feedback on the new “draft” Indiana standards.  Here are some general comments that we have heard from teachers on the ELA Standards.  It is by NO means a comprehensive critique, but rather a compilation of some of the comments we have received to date.  We expect that […]

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Indiana Common Core Review: A Stacked Deck?

February 12, 2014 19 Comments
Indiana Common Core Review: A Stacked Deck?

If you were going to the trial of someone accused of murdering a loved one, would it concern you if almost 50% of the jury had signed statements that they believed the accused was innocent?  Would you consider such a jury to be “fair” and “neutral?”  Would you believe that the “process” of our judicial […]

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