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August 02, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: California Makes 34

The common-standards movement lands another big one today: the California board of education voted unanimously to adopt the new set of academic expectations. Yes, yes, I know I just got finished telling you seconds ago that Colorado had adopted them today, too. But don't say we didn't warn you. W...

August 02, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: With Colorado, It's 33

On a 4-3 vote today, Colorado became the 33rd state to adopt the common standards (unless we've missed something out there):

July 30, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: Tennessee Brings It to 32

Yes, common-standards addicts, you get a tidbit of news to finish up your week. Tennessee has adopted the common standards. So the map of the moment looks like this: Remember that Tennessee was one of the two states that won Race to the Top money in Round 1. As an RTT winner, it wouldn't have loo...

July 30, 2010

Race to Top Assessment Plans: A Graphic Version

Those of you who have slogged through our coverage of the Race to the Top assessment competition (story here, blog items here and here, for instance) know that those proposals are pretty hefty documents. So it's cool that the folks at the Center for K-12 Assessment and Performance Management decided...

July 29, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: With Iowa, It's 31

The common-standards adoption ticker reaches 31 today with Iowa's decision to adopt. So here's your map: Iowa, you might recall, hasn't been the biggest fan of academic standards. It was the last state to give in to the state-standards movement. Now it's signed on to the common set.

July 29, 2010

Reading Roundup in Common-Standards Adoption Season

Greetings, common-standards junkies. I keep waiting for the crash of the mighty adoption wave, since we are only a few days away from the Aug. 2 Race to the Top deadline (maximum points, remember?). But it could be that the RTT-driven adoptions have crested (nearly all those still in the running hav...

July 27, 2010

How Common-Standards States Fared in Race to Top

You've probably already heard about the 19 finalists in Round 2 of the Race to the Top competition. And if you read this blog frequently, you already know that adoption of the common standards is one of the things that gave states points—or cost them points—in that competition. So what ...

July 27, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: Florida Makes 30

Greetings, common-standards addicts! I'm back on the Watch, and I have this to report: Florida adopted the common standards today. That brings to 30 the number of states that have adopted. Note of trivia: The Sunshine State's board of education could well win the prize for speed. Members adopted th...

July 13, 2010

California Panel Scrutinizes Common Standards

California commission prepares to make its recommendations to the state board on the common standards.

July 12, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: Arkansas Makes 24

Arkansas adopts the common standards, making a total of 24 states.

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