Tell DESE What You Think about ‘Missouri Learning Standards’ aka Common Core Standards…and is the Vote Against Amendment 3 Meaningless?

Are you planning to attend tomorrow's hearing?  Do you want to hear about work group progress (or lack of) in adopting authentic Missouri standards as dictated by HB1490?  If you…
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Pick Your Preferred Method of Living: Being Helpless or Politically Incorrect. It’s For Your Children. #RefuseTheTest

Helplessness: That's the place where many Missouri parents (and in other states) find themselves when they refuse the Common Core assessments for their children.  District officials toss around 'the law'…
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Smarter Balanced and On-Line Monitoring of Students. Did it Learn Anything from the Pearson/New Jersey Incident?

The kerfuffle about Pearson contacting the New Jersey Department of Education to determine the identity of a student who tweeted about the PARCC test was a much discussed topic last…
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