There was a ton of state activity this week, with implications for federal policy, most of it centered around ... you guessed it ... Common Core. For more, check out there good reads:
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July 18, 2014
July 17, 2014
Several Race to the Top states are tweaking their implementation of new teacher-evaluation policies adopted as part of the promises made in their applications.
July 03, 2014
Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, South Dakota, Nevada, and Virginia are told they can keep their flexibility through the end of the upcoming school year.
June 25, 2014
A U.S. Education Department official overseeing the process tells state assessment officials to expect the initial draft this summer, and the final in the winter, after more input and public comment.
June 19, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan never actually told Oklahoma it could lose federal dollars if it withdrew from Common Core State Standards.
June 12, 2014
The Senate committee responsible for funding education has postponed the markup up of its federal fiscal 2015 spending bill, and Republicans are angry.
June 10, 2014
"A rushed effort to apply the assessments could punish teachers as they're trying new things," a Gates Foundation official wrote in announcing the group's new stance.
June 09, 2014
Even so, Oklahoma's decision to drop the Common Core State Standards was motivated by politics and not necessarily what's best for students, the U.S. Secretary of Education said.
April 16, 2014
Here's an edited transcript of a 30-minute Q-and-A with the U.S. Secretary of Education, who touched on the important decisions he's facing in his remaining time in office.
April 07, 2014
Ten Republican senators don't want to see another dime of federal money going to states in exchange for adopting certain academic standards.