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A New Way Of Teaching Is Coming To Our Schools. Maybe We Should Check It Out.

There's this thing that K-12 schools around the United States are starting to do, and it's called the Common Core State Standards. Have you heard of it? Is it OK, or not OK? We're gonna be honest with you: We don't really know the answer. But we do know we want to hear from you. Check out this backgrounder and tell us what you think (or don't really think) below, pretty please?

A New Way Of Teaching Is Coming To Our Schools. Maybe We Should Check It Out.
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Imagine if you were driving around, saw the flashing lights of a cop car behind you, and didn't immediately think you were in trouble. What if your first thought was that someone was here to help instead of giving you a ticket.

That'd be pretty great, right?

Police in Denver, Colorado have a new program designed to improve public safety as well as the relationship between the police and those they serve and it's something everyone can get behind. Instead of issuing tickets, officers will now have the option to hand out $25 gift cards in situations where people are pulled over for minor "fix-it" violations.

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