Common Core State Standards http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Reconsiders How Many Tests Students Must Take http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-reconsiders-how-many-tests-students-must-take <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Can schools cut back sharply on</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the number of tests that students have to take and still get a good idea of how well they are learning?</span></p><p>The state of Missouri is about to find out.</p><p>Missouri's state board of education has reduced the testing schedule dramatically — just a few months after approving a spending request for a testing schedule that would have had third graders taking seven hours of standardized tests each year, and high schoolers taking nine exams in four different subjects.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:44:26 +0000 Dale Singer 34079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Reconsiders How Many Tests Students Must Take Pro And Con, State School Board Hears About Common Core http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pro-and-con-state-school-board-hears-about-common-core <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri has already adopted and begun to implement the <a href="http://www.corestandards.org/">Common Core State Standards</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, &nbsp;but a group of diehard opponents urged the state board of education Tuesday to follow what they said is the lead of other states and reconsider.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:51:14 +0000 Dale Singer 33007 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pro And Con, State School Board Hears About Common Core Nicastro Says More Funding Needed For Student Assessments Under Common Core http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nicastro-says-more-funding-needed-student-assessments-under-common-core <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missouri House subcommittee is considering whether to approve more money for student assessment tests under the new Common Core State Standards.</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 02:06:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32845 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nicastro Says More Funding Needed For Student Assessments Under Common Core Mo. NEA President Chris Guinther Talks K-12 Funding & Common Core In Exit Interview http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-nea-president-chris-guinther-talks-k-12-funding-common-core-exit-interview <p>Chris Guinther&nbsp;is wrapping up her final month as President of the Missouri chapter of the National Education Association. She’s led the teachers’ union since 2007, and will return to the classroom full-time at Francis Howell schools in St. Charles.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin sat down with Guinther recently, where she talked about the challenges she says are facing Missouri’s public schools:</p><p></p><p><strong><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Some good news that reflects positively on Missouri’s public schools</span></strong></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27968 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. NEA President Chris Guinther Talks K-12 Funding & Common Core In Exit Interview DESE Moving To Fully Implement 'Common Core State Standards' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dese-moving-fully-implement-common-core-state-standards <p>The <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/">Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)</a> is moving forward with fully implementing new standards in Missouri’s K-12 schools for teaching math, English and language arts.</p><p>Spokeswoman Sarah Potter says the new standards are based on those crafted by the<a href="http://www.corestandards.org/"> Common Core State Standards</a> initiative.</p><p>“The standards say what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level to be on track for success in college and career,” Potter said.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:00:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25027 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org DESE Moving To Fully Implement 'Common Core State Standards'