Education Reform http://www.kunc.org en The Common Core Curriculum Void http://www.kunc.org/post/common-core-curriculum-void Right now, America's schools are in a sprint. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have adopted the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/05/27/307755798/the-common-core-faq">Common Core State Standards</a>. That means new learning benchmarks for the vast majority of the nation's young students — millions of kids from kindergarten through high school. And, for many of them, the Core Standards will feel tougher than what they're used to. Because they are tougher.<p>It's a seismic shift in education meant to better prepare kids for college, career and the global economy. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 07:29:00 +0000 Cory Turner 57309 at http://www.kunc.org The Common Core Curriculum Void Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP http://www.kunc.org/post/common-core-turns-business-leaders-against-oklahoma-gop Mike Neal gets annoyed when he talks about politicians in his state. Just three years ago, when the Common Core State Standards for education were implemented, no one had a problem with them, says Neal, president of the Tulsa, Okla., Regional Chamber of Commerce.<p>"It's been a really frustrating situation to the business community in Oklahoma in that we've all been on the same page, from the governor, the House, the Senate, school board members," Neal says. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:18:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 55205 at http://www.kunc.org Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times http://www.kunc.org/post/parents-sleep-deprived-teens-push-later-school-start-times Cristina Sevin knows the drill. Her 15-year-old son Isaac's first alarm goes off at 6:05 a.m.<p>When he sleeps right through it, Mom starts the nudging. But she also has to wake up 16-year-old Lily. She flips on the bedroom lights. "Lily, you gotta get up!"<p>They have to be out the door before 6:35 a.m. in their Annapolis, Md., neighborhood in order to catch the bus for a 7:17 school start. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:54:00 +0000 52483 at http://www.kunc.org Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times Tallying The Spending In Support Of The Education Tax http://www.kunc.org/post/tallying-spending-support-education-tax <p>Teachers unions and several wealthy Coloradans are spending millions to convince voters to agree to almost $1 billion annually in higher income taxes devoted to public schools.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:15:06 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Sandra Fish 51001 at http://www.kunc.org Tallying The Spending In Support Of The Education Tax Amendment 66 Backers Start Push For Education Tax http://www.kunc.org/post/amendment-66-backers-start-push-education-tax <p>Coloradans face two statewide ballot measures this November. Both seek to raise taxes, but for very different reasons.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:04:23 +0000 Brian Larson & Jody Hope Strogoff 50535 at http://www.kunc.org Amendment 66 Backers Start Push For Education Tax