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Stop the Common Core – Reclaiming Local Control In Education

What Is The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)? CCSSI is the effort that created and is attempting to impose on states a set of national K-12 standards (Common Core). Common Core was developed primarily by a nonprofit called Achieve, Inc., in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The Standards cover mathematics and English language arts (although they also claim to cover “literacy” in other subjects such as science, history/social studies, and technical subjects). Currently, two consortia of states have accepted hundreds of millions in federal money to create national tests to align with the Standards. The Common Core State Standards are a set of K-12 school standards being implemented in most states in English language arts and math. Proponents of the Common Core claim that the initiative was state-led; that the states adopted the standards voluntarily; and that the standards are “rigorous” and will prepare our children for college and careers. This video shows why these claims do not ring true – and why parents, teachers, and legislators must demand that their states reconsider their hasty decisions to adopt the Common Core and again reassert
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Stop the Common Core – Reclaiming Local Control In Education

Stop the Common Core – Reclaiming Local Control In Education

What Is The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)? CCSSI is the effort that created and is attempting to impose on states a set of national K-12 standards (Common Core). Common Core was developed primarily by a nonprofit called Achieve, Inc., in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The Standards cover mathematics and English language arts (although they also claim to
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Tell Lawmakers What You Think — With One Click

Tell Lawmakers What You Think — With One Click

They heard your complaints. Now, writing Congress is now easier than ever. During the relaunch of Congress.org, they removed the requirement that you register and log in every time you want to write your lawmakers. Now, all you need to do is click on the words “Join the Conversation, Write Your Lawmakers” in the upper-right corner of their site. You can click on the links below to be taken to a form to write all
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A Spirit of Hope for the Holidays

A Spirit of Hope for the Holidays From health care, to immigration, and foreign policy – our government faces many challenges as we reflect on 2014 and prepare for 2015.  As we look ahead, President Reagan’s 1981 Christmas Address to the nation inspires a spirit of hope by reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas, and of the greater challenges we have overcome in the past.  I wish all Nebraskans a Merry Christmas, a
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New Report Highlights Nebraska as 1 of 14 States That Cut Taxes in 2014

New Report Highlights Nebraska as 1 of 14 States That Cut Taxes in 2014 Arlington, VA (December 17, 2014) – Nebraska is one of 14 states that cut taxes in the 2014 legislative year, with a trend of traditionally blue states cutting taxes, according to a new report by the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council. The tax policy changes enacted by states reflect an emphasis on pro-growth reforms that
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Gov. Heineman Updates Veterans’ Participation for Driver’s Licenses, Military Honor Plates

Gov. Heineman Updates Veterans’ Participation for Driver’s Licenses, Military Honor Plates (Omaha, NE) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman provided an update on the Nebraska Veterans’ Registry and encouraged recognition of military service. The Registry was created in 2013 by the Nebraska Legislature to place the word “veteran” on driver’s licenses and state issued identification cards. The Registry was expanded in 2014 to allow the issuance of Military Honor License Plates starting in 2016. Read the Full Story: Source

Governor Heineman Announces Saunders County Designated Livestock Friendly

Governor Heineman Announces Saunders County Designated Livestock Friendly (Wahoo, Neb.) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced the official designation of Saunders County as Nebraska’s newest county to receive the Livestock Friendly County designation through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Today’s announcement marks the final Livestock Friendly County designation of Gov. Heineman’s administration. Since he took office, nearly 1/3rd of Nebraska’s counties have earned this designation. Read the Full Story: Source

10 Years of Prioritized Education Proves Successful

10 Years of Prioritized Education Proves Successful Education is a priority for our state and a special priority for me as Governor. The world is changing, and we need to make sure that we are preparing our young people to compete in a knowledge-based, technology-driven, global free-market economy. Our challenge is great – we must prepare our children for jobs that do not yet even exist. However, I know Nebraska’s educators and parents will succeed
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Gov. Dave Heineman Concludes Historic Call-In Show Thanking Nebraska Broadcasters & Listeners

Gov. Dave Heineman Concludes Historic Call-In Show Thanking Nebraska Broadcasters & Listeners (Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Governor Dave Heineman is signing-off on the final Governor’s Call-In Show of his administration. The monthly hour-long radio program is hosted and produced by the Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA) and carried by more than 25 NBA member stations creating statewide listening coverage. The show was the first of its kind in the United States and continues to be the longest-running
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Nebraska Cattlemen Announce 2014 Industry Service Awards and Hall of Fame Honoree

Nebraska Cattlemen Announce 2014 Industry Service Awards and Hall of Fame Honoree LINCOLN – Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) today announced the winners of the 2014 Industry Service Awards and Hall of Fame honoree. Awards were presented at the Annual Convention and Trade Show held last week in Kearney, Nebraska. Read the Full Story: Source

Gov. Heineman, Nebraska National Guard Celebrate 378th Birthday in Nebraska State Capitol

Gov. Heineman, Nebraska National Guard Celebrate 378th Birthday in Nebraska State Capitol (Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Governor Dave Heineman joined members of the National Guard to celebrate the organization’s 378th Birthday at a ceremony at the State Capitol. Gov. Heineman thanked the service members for their continued service and sacrifices, noting that the families of Nebraska’s National Guardsmen also contribute to the success of the Guard. Gov. Heineman has served as the Commander in Chief of
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Addressing Illegal Immigration

Addressing Illegal Immigration Illegal immigration is one of the many issues Congress needs to address.  Not only are millions of people in our country without legal status, but there has been a surge of unaccompanied, undocumented children crossing our border this year.  We are a nation of immigrants.  Nearly every aspect of our nation, our culture, and our economy has been shaped by those who immigrated here and their descendants.  However, illegal immigration poses a
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Judicial Nominating Commission Forwards Nominees to Gov. Heineman for District Court 9th Judicial District

Judicial Nominating Commission Forwards Nominees to Gov. Heineman for District Court 9th Judicial District (Lincoln, Neb.) The Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court in the 9th Judicial District has forwarded the names of three nominees to Gov. Dave Heineman for his consideration. Read the Full Story: Source

Johanns Delivers Farewell Address

Johanns Delivers Farewell Address WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R- Neb) today delivered his farewell address on the Senate floor. Excerpts of his remarks are below: “From my first day as a county commissioner, throughout my service as a Lincoln City Council Member, as Mayor of our capital ci… Read the Full Story: Source

Johanns Nominates 40 Nebraskans to Service Academies

Johanns Nominates 40 Nebraskans to Service Academies WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today announced his nomination of 40 students from across the state to our nation’s service academies.  “It’s my privilege to nominate these high-caliber students to our nation’s service academies,&rdqu… Read the Full Story: Source

The Honor of a Lifetime

The Honor of a Lifetime As my Senate term comes to a close, I want to express my deep appreciation for the incredible privilege of serving you in public office. I’m honored by the trust you’ve have placed in me over the past 32 years. If I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again. But none o… Read the Full Story: Source

Rounding Out Another Year & My Senate Term

Rounding Out Another Year & My Senate Term Communicating with Nebraskans is an important responsibility of mine as your United States Senator. As part of that effort, I started the tradition of doing an annual Year in Review at the end of each calendar year. This year, however, also marks the end of my term in the Senate. I am grateful fo… Read the Full Story: Source

Johanns Statement on the Resignation of Creighton University President Father Timothy Lannon

Johanns Statement on the Resignation of Creighton University President Father Timothy Lannon WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R- Neb) issued the following statement on the resignation of Creighton University President Timothy Lannon, S.J.: “I thank Father Lannon for his lifetime of service to the Catholic community. His service as the President of Creighton… Read the Full Story: Source

Johanns Statement on the Resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Johanns Statement on the Resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R- Neb) issued the following statement after the announcement of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation: “I want to thank Chuck Hagel for his service over the last two years as Secretary of Defense. From his distinguished … Read the Full Story: Source

Counting Life's Blessings

Counting Life's Blessings I’ve always appreciated that Thanksgiving presents an opportunity to pause and reflect on our blessings. Christmas shopping, holiday baking, and the stress of entertaining can be overwhelming, making it all too easy to forget about the reason for the bustle: thankfulness for those we love a… Read the Full Story: Source

Johanns Statement on President’s Overreaching Immigration Proposal

Johanns Statement on President’s Overreaching Immigration Proposal WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R- Neb) issued the following statement on the President’s decision to circumvent Congress to act on immigration. “What the President is doing is wrong. His decision to act unilaterally undermines our legal system and ignores th… Read the Full Story: Source

Johanns Honors Gov. Heineman on Senate Floor

Johanns Honors Gov. Heineman on Senate Floor WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R- Neb) today took to the Senate floor to pay tribute to Governor Dave Heineman’s service to our state and nation. Heineman took over as governor when then-Governor Johanns stepped down to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Heineman&rsquo… Read the Full Story: Source

Sen. Johanns Delivers Tribute to Gov. Heineman on Senate Floor

Sen. Johanns Delivers Tribute to Gov. Heineman on Senate Floor … Read the Full Story: Source

A Decade of Exceptionalism Under Governor Dave Heineman

A Decade of Exceptionalism Under Governor Dave Heineman The elections are now behind us and we have paved the way for new leadership throughout the state. I’m eager to watch Nebraska continue to thrive and grow under the direction of newly elected officials. Their work has begun as they prepare for the transition in January. Governor Dave Heinem… Read the Full Story: Source

Johanns Statement on Veterans Day

Johanns Statement on Veterans Day WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R- Neb), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today made the following statement regarding Veterans Day tomorrow, November 11: “This Veterans Day, as we pause to honor the men and women who have served in uniform… Read the Full Story: Source

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