Researchers track tweets to determine how social media plays into Common Core and educational debates


Common-TwitterA new study endeavors to uncover how social media can impact education politics and how people view those issues, especially as they relate to the Common Core State Standards.

University researchers Jonathan Supovitz (University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education), Alan J. Daly (University of California, San Diego), and Miguel del Fresno (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid, Spain) tracked Twitter posts from September 2013 to March 2014, following the #commoncore hashtag to determine how public...

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