New Mexico becomes the 40th state to adopt the common standards.
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October 20, 2010
October 19, 2010
Now that most states have adopted the common standards, many minds are turning to the question of how to implement them. Case in point: a report out today from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. You might recall that the Fordham folks, here in Washington, have weighed in by grading the common standa...
October 12, 2010
Kansas becomes the 39th state to adopt the common standards.
October 07, 2010
Maine's commissioner of education approves the common standards, but the legislature still must approve them in order for that adoption to become final.
September 30, 2010
Minnesota becomes the 38th state to adopt the common standards, but only in English/language arts
September 29, 2010
The South Dakota board of education votes to move common standards to the public-hearing stage.
September 08, 2010
A few bits to peruse on this late summer morning: • The Maryland board of education gets on its biggest district's case for the controversial curriculum contract it signed with Pearson (more about that contract here). • Whiteboard Advisors, a consulting outfit here in Washington, takes ...
September 02, 2010
Two state groups win federal Race to the Top funding to design comprehensive testing systems, and a third, vying for funding for high school tests, fails to make the grade.
September 02, 2010
Winners of the Race to the Top assessment grants will be announced this morning.
August 27, 2010
What does it mean that the Partnership for 21st Century Skills is moving in with the Council of Chief State School Officers? It's not entirely clear yet, but it's already sent folks in some quarters into alert mode. Let's take a second for a refresher on who's who. The partnership, known to many as...