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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.

July 12, 2010

Monday Reading Roundup

The Washington Post explores the Gates Foundation's impact on education; The Hechinger Report explores the dropout crisis, and the NGA's new chairman announces a focus on college completion.

July 09, 2010

Common-Standards Adoptions: A Graphic Version

Education Week now offers a map of the states that have adopted the common standards.

July 09, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: New Hampshire Makes 23

New Hampshire adopts the common standards

July 08, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: Georgia Makes 22

Georgia adopts the common standards.

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