The Next Generation Science Standards are inferior to the science standards in many states, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute concludes in a new review.
If you've been reading our series on one district's experience implementing the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts, you might be interested in joining an online chat next week to ask questions of the reporter who's been writing it. That would be me. Join me on Monday, June 17 at 2 p.m. Eastern time to discuss what I found when I spent six months reporting on how the District of Columbia's very-aggressive common-core implementation trickled down to one classroom. Our team has put together a Storify that gives you the highlights from the series, and also links ...
Only 11 common-core states fully meet the definition of math alignment set out in the report by the National School Boards Association and Change the Equation.
By a vote of 8 to 2, the Kansas state board of education yesterday adopted the Next Generation Science Standards as their own. With that step, Kansas joins Rhode Island and Kentucky in approving the standards (though Kentucky's action is conditional at this point, as I explain below). Kansas, Kentucky, and Rhode Island are part of the coalition of 26 "lead state partners" that teamed up with several national organizations to craft the science standards. The K-12 standards, more than three years in the making, went through two rounds of public comment before they were issued in final form in ...
A new report profiles five public schools that are using an expanded school day to help provide a strong arts focus.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas today signed legislation to rewrite state graduation requirements, reducing from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams students must pass to earn a high school diploma.
The Council of the Chief State School Officers cites the need to focus its energy on helping states implement common standards in mathematics and English/language arts.
Kentucky's state board of education voted yesterday to provisionally adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
The Florida department of education has issued a call for public comments on the Next Generation Science Standards.
Education Week explores how the common core English/language arts standards take shape in one classroom.