Monthly Archives: October 2014

Louisiana still ranks second to last in AP results

One argument that common core supporters sometimes use is that without common exams across the country, it is impossible to measure how different states are doing.  But of course there are plenty of existing tests already which do this, like … Continue reading

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Help Save PS 163

My daughter, Sarah, attends our local school in New York City, PS 163.  In our neighborhood there has been a lot of construction in recent years.  A Whole Foods went up about 3 years ago.  Then a large high rise … Continue reading

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My first grade daughter and the commutative property of addition

  Last year I wrote a lengthy review of my daughter’s kindergarten common core math workbook.  This year she has brought home the first grade edition of the Go Math! workbook, still with ‘TEST PREP’ written on most pages in … Continue reading

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