Strange bedfellows in Pennsylvania are attacking the Common Core State Standards.
Indiana is likely to push the pause button on implementing Common Core State Stan
Moving Ahead with Common Core, New York Times, Apr
The following is an editorial from Change the Equation's Board Chair Craig R. Barrett on the Common Core State Standards.
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Today in 1955, officials announced that the polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, was a safe and effective preventative measure against what was then one of the deadliest childhood diseases, polio. The date was poignant, as it was the 10th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt's death, whose contraction of the disease as a child had left him mostly paralyzed for life.
Until the vaccine's creation, polio had steadily been on the rise since the 1880s, infecting -- and killing -- thousands each year, mostly children. Although 95 percent of polio cases present with no symptoms, approximately one percent of cases resulted in permanent paralysis; of those paralyzed, up to 10 percent die of the paralysis. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, nearly 35,000 people a year reported being infected. In 1952, shortly before the development of the vaccine, 3,145 polio deaths were reported, as well as 21,269 cases of paralysis.
Given parental fear of the disease, developing a vaccine was one of the biggest public-health priorities of the mid-20th century. Several hospitals
President Obama released his budget earlier this week, and
Yesterday, after two years of hard work, 26 states and Achieve, a D.C.-based nonprofit, released the final Next Generation Science Standards.