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‘March’ Onward with the Revised SAT

REBECCA ZENG News Editor NADIA GOV Staff Writer From March 2016 onwards, students will no longer aim a perfect the score of 2400 on the nationwide Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Instead, with the revised SAT, 1600 will be the highest score, along with other changes. The various changes will be …

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Common Core Quotes

“Common Core puts so much pressure on teachers to get the students ready for the standardized testing that it becomes all they have time for.” -Nelly Avendano, junior “I think that overall, it [will] benefit the kids [who] just started school, but hurts the older students, like us, [who have] …

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Introduction: The Core Foundation of Education

JACQUELYN LOI Staff Writer Designed by teachers, school officials, administrators and other experts, Common Core is a set of national academic standards that has been implemented throughout the nation. In 2009, the state school chiefs and governors coordinated a state-led effort to create the Common Core Standards as a way …

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Reach For Moor With Common Core

ELLEN LEI Staff Writer Alhambra High, along with other schools, recently switched to Common Core. Although it seems strange to suddenly switch our academic standards to Common Core, believe it or not, it is helping you. Common Core prepares students for the road ahead of them. Education plays a huge …

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Pros and Cons of Common Core

YI-FENG HO Staff Writer Pros With the new system, written answers in math and English are required, which hones students’ writing ability. The new system allows comparisons between states because they have one unified set of standards. The Common Core system emphasizes evaluating and analyzing, rather than just identifying, so …

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Education in ‘Act’ion

JASON ZHU Staff Writer Besides the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which is known by school for how much of a change it has brought to our educational system, there are many more acts that have impacted our schools greatly. Some of these laws are considered to be helpful toward …

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NCLB Revision Potentially Prompts Common Core Repeal

ANGELA YANG Editor in Chief Following the November 2014 elections, the United States Congress became a Republican majority, the largest since 1929. A large factor behind this was the Republican party’s support of repealing the Common Core State Standards Initiative, first implemented in 2010, as many states that had adopted …

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National Uproar Over Common Core

PAULA KIRYA REBECCA ZENG Staff Writers When the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were first implemented, the transition from separate state academic exams and standards to more federal education exams and standards proved difficult, costly and inconvenient to both students and teachers, according to Reason Magazine. Common Core originated as …

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