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Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?

While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.

08/27/2014

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Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?

American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.

08/27/2014

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The Importance Of STEM In Higher Education

Nearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

08/27/2014

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Feds Give Conn. Another Year On Education Changes

Connecticut has been given another year to work on changes as it launches a contentious set of school standards, federal and state education officials announced Thursday.

07/03/2014

Governor Dannel Malloy uses charts to illustrate points about Common Core funding in a press conference at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in Hartford.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy Promises $15-million For Common Core

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is committing an additional $15 million to launchCommon Core education standards in Connecticut public schools.

06/26/2014

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Pelto Will Run For Governor

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Former state Representative Jonathan Pelto is mounting a campaign for governor. The Mansfield resident say he’s converting his exploratory committee into a candidate committee. Pelto says since he created the exploratory […]

06/12/2014

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“Common Core” Education Task Force To Meet

A task force established by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to review the rollout of Common Core education standards is meeting.

04/20/2014

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