UNITED STATES The Common Core State Standards have vaulted into the national consciousness lately thanks to some high-profile dissenters, like Louis C.K. (“Kids teachers parents are vocally suffering.”) and Stephen Colbert (“Common Core testing is preparing students for what they’ll face as adults—pointless stress and confusion.”) NPR wades through the confusion by answering questions about the standards. (NPR) Love them or loathe them, we can … Continue reading Common Core FAQ
Recently, National Geographic Education moderated a Twitter chat to discuss ways that we could convince policy makers to take geography education more seriously. Here are some of the things we talked about: What is the state of geography education where you live? Is it a priority? Is it inadequate? Have you had any success lobbying for increased funding or programs for geography education? How do … Continue reading #GeoEdChat: How Can We Convince Policy Makers That Geography Education is Important?