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April 24, 2017

DeVos Tells Fox News: 'There Isn't Really Any Common Core Any More'

The comment came in a Fox News interview when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was asked if she would withhold federal money from states that use the standards.

April 04, 2017

Donald Trump Praises Betsy DeVos and Urges More Local Control Over Education

At a gathering of business executives on April 4, President Donald Trump also repeated pledges he made on the campaign trail about the Common Core State Standards and the role of Washington in K-12

February 08, 2017

Trump Will Repeal Common Core, Says Kellyanne Conway (He Can't)

Trump's adviser made the claim on CNN, but states, not the federal government, adopt content standards like the common core. And current federal law prohibits the Trump administration from influencing states' decisions about standards.

November 22, 2016

Education Under Trump: Who Will Ride Shotgun, and Who Will Get Locked Out?

With the dust still settling from the Nov. 8 election, who will prosper under Donald Trump's presidency, and who'll be wearing sackcloth and ashes in the political wilderness?

November 01, 2016

See Our Analysis of Where the Common Core Stands in States

As states continue to address the Common Core State Standards in various ways, more and more people have been wondering about the common core's status nationally.

October 12, 2016

N.Y. Congressional Race Highlights Testing, Charters, Common Core

Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York's 19th district, opposes high-stakes testing and the common core, while GOP candidate John Faso is a big charter school fan.

March 17, 2016

Feds: No Penalties for Nevada After Smarter Balanced Testing Woes Last Year

The state requested a waiver from the federal requirement in January. Failure to meet the 95-percent requirement can lead to funding penalties for states.

January 28, 2016

Ted Cruz and Education: Five Facts to Know Before the Iowa Caucuses

As a White House hopeful, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz epitomizes several Republican positions regarding education, particularly when it comes to the federal government's role in public schools.

January 04, 2016

Common Core Keeps Getting Bashed on the Campaign Trail

If you thought the recent lull in K-12 talk on the presidential campaign trail meant candidates had forgotten how to throw shade when it comes to the Common Core State Standards, think again.

November 16, 2015

How Is the Big Year for Common-Core Tests Shaking Out?

In addition to the scores from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), Smarter Balanced, and other common-core tests from the past school year, the interactive presentation includes scores from previous state tests.

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