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Yates Elementary Teacher Creates Pro Common Core Song [VIDEO]

I think I'm in trouble. An elementary school teacher from the Yates Magnet School in Schenectady is very perturbed over an Anti Common Core song I wrote awhile back.  I will replay that one here and then Rachel Rourke's response (with the help of her students!) 

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Richie’s Common Core Performance At Albany’s L.O.B. [VIDEO]

This was a thrill to do - I got to perform a song right inside the Legislative Office Building at the NYS Capitol.  I hope that it helped the cause in some way

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Richie To Perform Anti “Common Core” Song Inside NYS Capital!

I have to say this is going to be a thrill - singing one of my songs right inside the Capital building.  It's all part of an Anti "Common Core" rally this Tuesday. 

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2 Math Regents For Capital Region Kids? – Clue Me In!

Wow - aren't you kids lucky.  You get to take not one, but 2 -yes, 2 Regents exams! 

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Common Sense Education Day Rally At The NYS Capital

These aren't my words. They come from a group that is marching down to the Capitol to tell legislators that it's time to rethink this controversial mandate in education. Want more info? 

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Indiana Becomes First State to Back Out of Common Core

Indiana is the first state to withdraw from the Common Core reading and math standards that were adopted by most states around the country.

A bill was passed Monday pulling Indiana from the program

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How Smart Is Your Favorite Star? SAT Scores Revealed

I'll be first to admit it - I was no whiz when it came to standardized tests.  I'm almost positive I got a 550 in math and a 610 in English on the SAT's.  Let's see how the stars fare.

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Common Core Standards for Dummies

Ok, I think it's time to get to the bottom of this debate... if that's even possible.

It seems like all I ever hear about on the news or on the street or on the air, is "Common Core this and Common Core that"!  Students seem to be struggling, parents are mad, and teachers are divided

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John King Forum to Cause Traffic Delays in Albany

An Albany school is expecting its biggest "Back to School Night" crowd yet as New York Education Commissioner John King will host a forum Thursday night, inviting parents to comment on New York's Common Core standards.

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