Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Tennessee district spends $5.2 million to align with Common Core Standards
Fox News – 9/18/2013

The new Common Core standards being implemented in states around the country are bringing unforeseen expenses to local districts, like a Tennessee city that had to borrow $5.2 million to buy iPads and laptops for kids as young as kindergarten.

The Common Core State Standards – a national assessment standard currently adopted in 45 states – places a greater emphasis on learning technology for even the youngest pupils. Many school districts in Common Core-aligned states are therefore pushing for an upgrade in technology, arguing that students need such devices to better prepare them for computer-based assessments.

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