The education secretary asserted that the federal government didn't write the common-core standards, didn't mandate them, doesn't regulate them--and never will.
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Some chiefs found the department's messaging on teacher evaluation less than helpful.
June 18, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will offer states more flexibility on implementing the teacher evaluation piece of their NCLB waivers as they put the common core into practice.
June 11, 2013
A group of 46 progressive educators and policy advocates ramped up their call for "supports-based reform" by issuing a declaration to "rebuild America."
June 07, 2013
The program would dole out competitive grants to school districts who partner with post-secondary institutions and other organizations.
May 28, 2013
In their revised application, the nine California districts seeking a No Child Left Behind Act waiver dropped plans to count only the test scores from the last grade in each school for accountability purposes.
May 16, 2013
A spokesman for the U.S. Secretary of Education said federal officials are thinking through the concerns about high stakes tied to the common core "carefully."
May 13, 2013
Each of the 12 original Race to the Top states, plus the seven third-round winners, promised to adopt and implement the common core standards.
May 01, 2013
The California chapter of Democrats for Education Reform supports the CORE district-waiver proposal, even if the DFER national office does not.
April 30, 2013
To get its waiver, Indiana attested that it had adopted the Common Core State Standards and is participating in a testing consortium. Both are now in doubt.