Claudio Sanchez http://kccu.org en Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP http://kccu.org/post/common-core-turns-business-leaders-against-oklahoma-gop Mike Neal gets annoyed when he talks about politicians in his state. Just three years ago, when the Common Core State Standards for education were implemented, no one had a problem with them, says Neal, president of the Tulsa, Okla., Regional Chamber of Commerce.<p>"It's been a really frustrating situation to the business community in Oklahoma in that we've all been on the same page, from the governor, the House, the Senate, school board members," Neal says. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:18:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 53803 at http://kccu.org Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP Report: Widespread Racial Disparities In Public School Punishments http://kccu.org/post/report-widespread-racial-disparities-public-school-punishments Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Black students in America's public schools are expelled at three times the rate of white students. That's according to a sweeping new report out today from the U.S. Department of Education. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 52948 at http://kccu.org Pizza, Perseverance And Skills At A Major League Hackathon http://kccu.org/post/pizza-perseverance-and-skills-major-league-hackathon Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. The University of Maryland, College Park has claimed the title Best School for Hackers. They have got the trophy to prove it. Maryland beat heavyweights like MIT, Stanford, Michigan and Carnegie Mellon and they did it by sending the most students to five hackathons last year. They placed first in two of them.<p>But wait. If you're thinking these schools are celebrating college kids who break into computer networks, you're wrong. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 52807 at http://kccu.org As Common Core Tests Approach, So Does A Sea Change In Schools http://kccu.org/post/common-core-tests-approach-so-does-sea-change-schools Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>We're going to spend the next few minutes on a sea change in America's schools, the Common Core. It sets new benchmarks for reading and math for students from kindergarten through high school. It has been adopted in 45 states and the District of Columbia. But the changes are controversial. Opponents are racing to stop them even as teachers struggle to implement them. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 52743 at http://kccu.org How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High http://kccu.org/post/how-cost-college-went-affordable-sky-high <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL4PP2kS-fg</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:17:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 52702 at http://kccu.org How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High