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July 05, 2012

Coalition Seeks Federal Support for 'Comprehensive' Education

Amid concern that funding to promote academic disciplines beyond reading, mathematics, and science is getting squeezed out of the federal budget, more than two dozen education organizations are banding together in a new coalition to more effectively make their case to policymakers. Members of the n...

June 25, 2012

Grappling With the Definition of Career Readiness

Defining career readiness hasn't been discussed as much by the common standards assessment consortia as has college readiness.

June 19, 2012

Common Standards Released for Career and Technical Education

An organization of state directors of career and technical education has released a set of common standards in that subject.

June 14, 2012

College Talk: Certificates Are Hot

Unless you've been napping for the last few years, you know that the college agenda is casting a huge shadow over the education policy landscape, with lots of ruminating about preparation, access, success, and completion. Onto that landscape comes a new report that certificates—not associate ...

April 04, 2012

Assessment Consortium Moves to Build Higher Ed. Links

One of the consortia designing tests for the common standards decides to make higher-education representatives voting members, reflecting the push to ensure that colleges and universities accept the test as an indicator of college readiness.

February 27, 2012

Kentucky: Building a Bumpy Road From K-12 Through College

A forum designed to show off Kentucky's postsecondary and K-12 partnership on the common standards also reveals the heavy lift required of teachers to reach the partnership's lofty goals.

January 12, 2012

EdWeek Report: U.S. Education Under Pressure From Abroad

A special Education Week report finds the U.S. education system striving to learn lessons from other countries.

December 08, 2011

High School Test Terrain Shifting From Exit Exams to College-Readiness

A new report finds high school testing shifting toward college-readiness. A new report, and states' No Child Left Behind waiver applications, find schools shifting to college-readiness testing.

October 13, 2011

UPDATED: NCLB Waivers for States That Decline Common Standards, Tests?

Three of those intending to seek waivers from No Child Left Behind have not adopted common standards or signed up to work on common tests, two key areas of judgment in the waiver process.

October 11, 2011

Draft ESEA Bill Requires High Schools to Report College-Going Rates

A draft bill to reauthorize No Child Left Behind requires high schools to report on how many of their students go to college and how many must take remedial classes.

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