Common core

New MCAS To Be Created
New MCAS To Be Created
Boston (AP) - The state is looking for help designing a new version of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday formally requested proposals from private companies to help develop and build the ``next-generation MCAS'' test...
Common Core Targeted
Common Core Targeted
Changes in Massachusetts education are drawing fire from a Fairhaven mother . Michelle Furtado is part of a campaign working to convince state education officials to dump the Common-Core education program. Furtado tells WBSM's Brian Thomas, Common Core is short-changing students...
Opposing Common Core
Opposing Common Core
When state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester drove up to the Parker School in New Bedford Thursday morning, he was greeted by Michelle Furtado of Fairhaven, a staunch opponent of the Common Core education standards in Mass. Furtado tells WBSM News, the federal government is buying off states to use Common Core by giving them millions of dollars...