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December 13, 2013

Survey: Principals Prioritize Common Core, But Report Lack of Readiness

A survey of 1,000 principals in 14 states shows that school leaders are heavily focused on the new standards, but don't necessarily feel prepared to manage the huge shift.

December 02, 2013

Common-Core Needs Dominate Districts' Curriculum Priorities, Survey Finds

A new survey shows that school districts are placing top priority on modifying curriculum and instruction to meet the new standards, along with adjusting assessments.

September 10, 2013

Most CORE Districts Oppose California Plan to Scrap State Tests

District leaders in California object to a measure that would dramatically scale back the number of students who are tested in English/language arts and math next spring.

July 30, 2013

D.C. Schools Post Strong Results on Common-Core-Aligned Tests

As it barrels ahead with common-core implementation, the District of Columbia school system sees significant growth on 2013 reading and math test scores.

July 10, 2013

Lots of Superintendents Are Common Core Skeptics Too, Survey Finds

A new Education Week-Gallup survey of the nation's school district leaders finds that a healthy percentage of superintendents are not convinced the common-core standards will improve schooling.

June 14, 2013

District of Columbia's Headlong Dive Into Common Core

Join Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz June 17 for a live chat about the District of Columbia's foray into teaching the common standards in English/language arts in an 8th grade classroom.

January 24, 2013

Urban Districts Report Far-Reaching Changes for Common Core

A new report from the Council of the Great City Schools shows most big-city districts moving toward full implementation.

June 21, 2012

Urban Districts Promote Pact on Common-Core Materials

A group of more than 20 districts have agreed to use a set of shared "publishers' criteria" when selecting language arts and literacy textbooks and other teaching materials.

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