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Culture Influences Student Performance, Says Author Russell Shaw
8/13/2014
Russell Shaw of OSV Newsweekly recently shared his take on the controversy surrounding the Common Core and the broader problem of the negative impact the culture has on student performance.


10 Facts Every Catholic Should Know About the Common Core
8/1/2014
As a part of The Cardinal Newman Society’s work to help Catholic families, educators and Church leaders better understand the Common Core State Standards, the Newman Society has released “10 Facts Every Catholic Should Know About the Common Core.”


Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds Legislative Repeal of Common Core
7/16/2014
A lawsuit accused the Oklahoma legislators of overreaching their constitutional authority, but the court ruled 8-1 in favor of the legislature.


Support Grows for Congressional Investigation into Common Core
6/10/2014
“The idea that the richest man in America can purchase and–working closely with the U.S. Department of Education–impose new and untested academic standards on the nation’s public schools is a national scandal.”


U.S. Bishops’ Common Core Document Focuses on Catholic Identity, Says Expert
6/5/2014
“The benefit of the Common Core controversy is that it has surfaced some of the threats of secularization in our schools,” writes Dr. Dan Guernsey.


Milwaukee Archbishop Listecki Responds to Parents’ Petition Against Common Core
6/5/2014
Archbishop Jerome Listecki said the standards are a useful “reference” but that the schools maintain a “strong commitment to Catholic identity” in education, according to FoxNews.com.


Bishops' Common Core Statement Could Be 'Turning Point,' Says Newman Society President
5/20/2014
“This is an opportunity for Catholic schools to rediscover and embrace their core mission,” Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly told Breitbart News. 


U.S. Bishops Acknowledge Common Core Concerns, Affirm Importance of Catholic Mission in Schools
5/15/2014
“Catholic schools must consider standards that support the mission and purpose of the school as a Catholic institution,” states the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of Catholic Education in a recent document.


New Poll Shows Lack of Parent Involvement in Common Core, Author Says
5/5/2014
A new Gallup Poll shows that nearly one third of public school parents have not heard anything about the Common Core State Standards.


‘FOX & Friends’ Spotlights Common Core Concerns in Newman Society Interview
4/22/2014
“…So there’s a fundamental difference in what Common Core is doing – it’s preparing kids for what happens after 18, versus preparing kids for life.”


FOX News Features Common Core in Catholic Schools Debate, Newman Society Interviewed
4/16/2014
“Beauty, truth, and knowledge” are lost when Catholic schools adopt the Common Core, Bob Laird told FOX News correspondent Peter Doocy.


Pope Francis Defends Parents’ Right to Decide ‘Moral and Religious’ Education for Children
4/14/2014
“And in this regard I would like to express my rejection of any kind of educational experimentation with children. We cannot experiment with children and young people,” the Holy Father reportedly said.


New Online Guide Helps Parents Understand Key Issues, Concerns on Common Core
4/7/2014
“Based on the fundamental Catholic principle of subsidiarity, the Newman Society recognized the need for parents to have a role in the education of their children,” said Bob Laird.


Newman Society President Lectures at Georgetown on Threats to Catholic Education
4/3/2014
“There seems to be a growing intolerance for those who teach and live the Catholic faith—intolerance from nonbelievers but also, and perhaps especially, from dissenting Catholics," said Patrick Reilly.


Cardinal Newman Society Weighs-In on National Common Core Debate
4/2/2014
“We need to start with the basis of our Catholic faith and then build our curriculum around that... The mission of the Common Core is dramatically different than the mission of Catholic education,” said Bob Laird.


‘Embrace the Mission’: Bishop Ricken Seeks Authenticity in Catholic Education
4/2/2014
“Catholic colleges make the greatest contributions to other colleges and universities and to society when they are thoroughly Catholic,” Bishop Ricken said.


Pittsburgh Bishop Says ‘No’ to Common Core in Diocesan Schools
3/20/2014
“The Diocese of Pittsburgh has not adopted the Common Core, nor have we adopted a curriculum based on it,” Bishop Zubik wrote.


Teacher’s Union Unsettled with Common Core Implementation, Rejects Gates Funding
3/11/2014
A teacher’s union is citing the poor implementation of the Common Core State Standards as a reason to reject further funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for its Innovation Fund.


Common Core Partnership Reveals Growing Impact on Curricula
3/7/2014
Common Core curriculum giant Pearson has announced a partnership with Bill Gates’ Microsoft, providing more evidence that the Gates-funded Common Core State Standards are being used to dictate school curricula.


Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Assails ‘Botched’ Common Core Implementation
2/20/2014
National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel wrote that there has been “poor commitment” to the correct implementation of the Common Core State Standards in the states.


10 Critically Important Adaptations Catholic Schools Should Make to Common Core, Says Education Expert
2/18/2014
Catholic schools should “not alter [their] literature selections based on the standards” nor add more “informational texts” to their reading list, Guernsey argues.


Put Aside Electronics and Read, Experts Say
2/11/2014
“We write as well as we read; we think as well as we read; we speak as well as we read. Our thoughts are in words… If you have a limited vocabulary, our very ability to think is hampered.”


Common Core Could Be Costly for Catholic Schools, Report Finds
1/17/2014
Education professor Denise Donohue of Ave Maria University finds that “one quickly sees that the expense associated with implementation of the new evaluation instruments is in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars.” 


Common Core Contrary to Classical Education, Says Thomas Aquinas Coll. Alumnus
1/14/2014
Using a Thomistic approach, a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College presents arguments that Common Core is contrary to classical education in an article at Crisis Magazine.


U.S. News: Newman Society Grounds Common Core Debate in Catholic Identity
1/14/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society is highlighted in an article at U.S. News & World Report about Catholic schools and whether they should adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).


Common Core Analysis Begins with Catholic School Mission, Says Veteran Educator
1/14/2014
Veteran Catholic school administrator Dr. Jamie Arthur asks, “Are academic outcomes (SAT, PSAT, ACT, college acceptance) how we measure the success of Catholic education?”  


Common Core May Conflict with Subsidiarity, Say Heritage Foundation Experts
1/13/2014
"The principle of subsidiarity empowers parents, in consultation with local teachers, schools and churches, to decide which sort of education is best for their children..."


Common Core May Endanger Religious Freedom of Catholic Schools
1/9/2014
In the report, two legal experts on religious freedom issues explain that Catholic schools must “maintain their religious mission in all their programs... if they want to avoid” government threats to their Catholic identity. 


Common Core’s ‘National Standard’ Threatens Autonomy, Religious Freedom, Says Education Policy Expert
1/6/2014
Faith-based schools are threatened by the national scope of the Common Core State Standards, which “will negatively affect the autonomy of these schools, chipping away at the religious freedom enjoyed by faith-based schools.” 


Bishop Christensen of Superior, Wis., Cautious About Common Core
1/3/2014
He points out that because the Common Core State Standards “have not been field-tested nor been around long enough to realize their impact, Catholic Schools should not fear them but monitor them.”


Common Core at Odds with Classical Catholic Education, Says Educator
12/31/2013
Dr. Andrew Seeley, executive director of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, finds that the Common Core State Standards are inconsistent with Catholic schools’ roots in classical education.


Catholic Parents ‘Need More Time’ to Study Common Core, Says Newman Society
12/30/2013
A Breitbart.com article featured The Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Is Our Core project to address concerns about the controversial Common Core State Standards.


‘Naked’ Common Core Exposed by Catholic Education Leader
12/30/2013
In a report, Dan Guernsey tackles the Common Core’s English language arts standards, which induce schools to place greater emphasis on informational reading instead of classical literary texts.


‘Catholic Is Our Core’ Launched to Address Concerns about Common Core in Catholic Schools
12/20/2013
The Cardinal Newman Society has launched the new “Catholic Is Our Core” project and issued a statement in support of greater parental involvement in the debate about the Common Core and advising caution before Catholic schools adopt untested, secular standards.


Catholic Common Core Removes Books Celebrating Same-Sex Parents from First-Grade Unit Plan
12/18/2013
Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative and the National Catholic Educational Association have vigorously defended the Common Core State Standards as friendly to Catholic identity in Catholic schools.


New Documentary Sets Sights on Common Core
12/12/2013
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is the focus of a new documentary due out early next year according to its trailer.


Public Schools with Uniforms, Religion, and Tuition
12/10/2013
“Catholic education ceases to exist” if Catholic schools adopt Common Core, so says a theology professor at St. Joseph’s seminary in New York.


Common Core ‘Treats Students like Widgets’
12/10/2013
Common Core will fundamentally change Catholic schools if they implement the standards, according to an article by Paul Moses on Commonweal’s blog.


Questioning the Wisdom of Common Core
12/10/2013
“A growing chorus of voices” is questioning the wisdom, or lack thereof, in adopting the Common Core State Standards—and deservedly so, according to Lindsey Burke.  


Madison, La Crosse Dioceses Reject Common Core Standards for Schools
12/6/2013
The Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., will be “neither adapting nor adopting” the controversial Common Core State Standards, the Catholic school superintendent has told The Cardinal Newman Society.


Diocese of Gaylord Rejects Common Core
12/6/2013
In a statement to parents and other stakeholders, Charles Taylor, the superintendent of Catholic Schools of Gaylord (Michigan), explains why his diocesan schools will not implement the Common Core State Standards Initiative.


Common Core Creates Educational 'Iron Cage'
11/27/2013
Many parents are feeling powerless in resisting the implementation of Common Core in Catholic schools, according to a recent article in Crisis Magazine by Anne Hendershott.


English Professor Provides Review of Common Core’s English ‘Substandards’
11/22/2013
Professor Anthony Esolen of Providence College is conducting a “tedious scrutiny” of the Common Core curriculum for literature and English and has termed the results “substandard."


Green Bay’s Bishop Ricken Says No to Common Core in Diocesan Schools
11/21/2013
“I have instructed our diocesan Department of Education staff, school principals and school system administrators that they not ‘adopt or adapt’ the ‘common core standards.’”


Common Core Is Curriculum, Contrary to Advocates’ Claims
11/19/2013
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made grants totaling more than $10.5 million to develop Common Core-compliant curricula.


BREAKING: National Catholic Educational Association Responds to Common Core Concerns and Gates Foundation Grant
11/14/2013
In an email sent today to NCEA members and obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society,Brother Bimonte said, “Some of you have probably been reading or hearing concerns about Catholic schools and the Common Core State Standards.”


NAC Chair Recommends Episcopal Review of Common Core in Catholic Schools
11/13/2013
The head of the U.S. bishops' National Advisory Council (NAC) strongly recommended that the general assembly conduct an episcopal review of the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII). Renee Miller, the NAC’s chair, also encouraged the bishops to engage more extensively with college presidents about instituting Pope John Paul II’s apostolic constitution, Ex corde Ecclesiae, on their campuses.


Faulty Reasoning for Common Core in Catholic Schools, According to Franciscan Univ. Professor
11/11/2013
“Catholic schools may lose control of the curriculum in their own schools” if they adopt the Common Core State Standards, according to Anne Hendershott.


VIDEO: 'Our Common Core is the Catholic faith,' Newman Society’s Reilly Tells EWTN’s Arroyo
11/8/2013
Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick J. Reilly pointedly stated that Common Core is “something that we don’t want, and it’s something that we don’t need.” 


EXCLUSIVE: National Catholic Educational Association Gets Gates Foundation Grant to Promote ‘Common Core’ in Catholic Schools
11/6/2013
The Gates Foundation paid the National Catholic Educational Association more than $100,000 to support teacher training and materials on implementing the Common Core school standards.


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