Category Archives: Illinois Common Core

Chicago Public Schools names top education leader

Chicago Tribune – A Chicago-born product of the city’s public schools, Janice Jackson grew up one of five children who were regularly drilled on the importance of education by their parents. “I would just say my father was an extreme … Continue reading

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Illinois House passes opt-out bill aimed at PARCC testing

Chicago Sun-Times – Illinois House members advanced a bill that would give parents a formal way to opt out of state tests such as the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. House members voted 64-47 with one … Continue reading

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Who organized suburban Chicago PARCC boycott?

Daily Herald – Across the suburbs, hundreds of students are opting out of the new PARCC tests. While it’s not clear if the objection is coming from students, parents or both, it does seem to be an organized effort. “It … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS PARENTS CALL FOR “OPT-OUT” ON PARCC TESTING #stopcommoncore #ccss

Illinois Review – CHICAGO – Parents and state lawmakers are calling on the Illinois General Assembly to allow parents of public school students to have some say in their children’s education. They’re asking the legislature to allow them to opt … Continue reading

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Illinois musicians against Common Core

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ISBE asks for ten percent more, asks to funds PARCC beyond a year

Greg Bishop at Inn Radio reported the following: PARCC takes center stage during appropriations committee Meanwhile the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, standardized test came up. A committee member says the cost of providing … Continue reading

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Normal IL: NCHS students protest controversial PARCC test #stopcommoncore #ccss

Pantagraph.com, NORMAL — Normal Community High School students showed what they think of standardized testing in dramatic fashion Friday morning. More than 100 students “walked out” by refusing to go to first-hour classes; marching from the NCHS entrance to the opposite … Continue reading

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