In a recent survey, the Council of the Great City Schools found that half of K-12 parents in urban districts said the Common Core State Standards were beneficial to their children.
Teachers and academic scholars are debating ways to interpret, and teach, the text-complexity expectations of the Common Core State Standards.
Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., says the key to math expertise is practice, not conceptual understanding as common-core proponents would have educators believe.
The move follows up on the promise made by new Mayor Bill de Blasio to evaluate schools in a more holistic way.
A Stanford researcher's Venn diagram shows the overlap between the common core and the Next Generation Science Standards, which some are using to argue for standards adoption.
Both of the consortia creating common-core tests say they're improving their equation editors, but math experts say students won't have much trouble figuring out how to use them.
Hundreds of students stage a walkout in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to one that portrays the United States in a better light.
New figures, based on field-testing data, show that schools will have to allot 10 to 11 hours to allow students enough time to finish the tests.
The 32-year-old event encourages the reading of books that have been challenged or banned from bookstores and libraries.
The elementary school literacy coach objects to the "onslaught" of common-core curricula and the increasing load of test preparation.