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The 9th problem with the Common Core standards

Washington Post Nation - September 16, 2017 - 7:30am

The previous post, in support of the Common Core State Standards, is a response to an August piece by veteran educator Marion Brady that was highly critical of the standards initiative. Here Brady takes another wack at the standards.

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Categories: National News

The Taj Mahal is slowly turning green

Washington Post Nation - 47 min 35 sec ago
India's pearly white monument to love is getting green patches, and experts are blaming bug excrement. But here's why the gunk can't just be cleaned away.
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Getting a photo ID so you can vote is easy. Unless you’re poor, black, Latino or elderly.

Washington Post Nation - 47 min 35 sec ago
Eleven states are requiring a photo ID to vote in a presidential election for the first time.
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Trump escalates attack on Bill Clinton

Washington Post Nation - 47 min 35 sec ago
Instagram video includes voices of women who accused former president of sexual assault.
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Where the minimum wage might fall for some Americans

Washington Post Nation - 47 min 35 sec ago
The Obama administration supports a bill that could result in a reduced minimum wage for some.
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Wait-list limbo is ending for college-bound students

Washington Post Nation - 47 min 35 sec ago
Now that the incoming class of 2020 is just about set, the frenzy of the next admission cycle is about to begin.
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Have we gone too far myth busting criminal justice reform? Drug policy is still important

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
Added Have we gone too far myth busting criminal justice reform? Drug policy is still important to the Prison Policy Blog.

We didn't get mass incarceration from War on Drugs alone, but drugs play an important role in less discussed stages of criminal justice systems

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By the Numbers:

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to By the Numbers: Parole Release and Revocation Across 50 States by Robina Institute
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BJS data shows graying of prisons

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
Added BJS data shows graying of prisons to the Prison Policy Blog.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report exploring the fastest growing portion of the prison population, those 55 or older.

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Is Downsizing Prisons Dangerous?

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Is Downsizing Prisons Dangerous? The Effect of California’s Realignment Act on Public Safety by Criminology and Public Policy
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Protecting Written Family Communication in Jails:

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Protecting Written Family Communication in Jails: A 50-State Survey by Prison Policy Initiative
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New York stop and frisk is ineffective

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
The Prison Policy Initiative graphs page was updated with a new graph: New York stop and frisk is ineffective.
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The Heavy Costs of High Bail:

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to The Heavy Costs of High Bail: Evidence from Judge Randomization by Columbia Law School
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A Price Too High:

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to A Price Too High: US Families Torn Apart by Deportations for Drug Offenses by Human Rights Watch
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Breaking Promises:

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Breaking Promises: Violations of the Massachusetts Pregnancy Standards & Anti-Shackling Law by The Prison Birth Project and Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts
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President Obama's record on clemency: A premature celebration

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
Added President Obama's record on clemency: A premature celebration to the Prison Policy Blog.

With a little over 6 months left in his term, President Obama is on track to become the President who has granted the smallest portion of clemency requests in history.

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Stop and frisk dropping but still ineffective

Prison Policy Initiative - 47 min 35 sec ago
Added Stop and frisk dropping but still ineffective to the Prison Policy Blog.

The number of stop and frisks has gone down in recent years, but the practice is still not working.

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