The legislation to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act was approved in the House today by a vote of 228-130, after winning Senate passage just days ago.
The groups claim that the new social studies standards are both historically inaccurate and discriminatory.
By guest blogger Sarah D. Sparks Research shows the value of a high school diploma to the job market faltering at the same time policymakers and educators are looking for ways to increase the number of students who graduate high school. "Attainment of a diploma is a weak signal" of a student's ability to complete college or progress in a career said Henry I. Braun, an education and public policy professor at Boston College's Lynch School of Education, at a recent research symposium on student success after high school. "We have a substantial and differential leakage at each segment of ...
A new report finds more states requiring some form of high school test, and its authors predict that forthcoming common assessments could fuel that trend.
One provider of workshops about the common standards promotes it like a rock and roll band's tour.
A new partnership seeks to support the movement toward common standards and assessments by enlisting the participation of higher education.
The bill includes a variety of provisions aimed at improving STEM education.
A new development in assessment has the potential to make tests more accessible to students with disabilities, and more portable.
Some state legislators are questioning the wisdom of the decision.
The American Federation of Teachers explores how to shape curriculum from the common standards.