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July 12, 2012

Assessment Group Seeks Feedback on College-Readiness Definition

One of the state groups designing tests for the common standards seeks feedback on its definition of college readiness, which is central to the assessment's development.

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 22, 2012

Big Districts Unite to Press Publishers on Common-Core Materials

School districts with a combined annual purchasing power of $2 billion band together to demand instructional materials from publishers that reflect the common standards.

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 ...

May 17, 2012

Where Will David Coleman Lead the College Board?

David Coleman, a chief architect of the common standards, is named president of the College Board.

May 16, 2012

Common-Standards Writer Named President of College Board

The College Board names chief common-standards writer David Coleman as its next president.

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 27, 2012

Obama Proposes College-Ready Exit Standards for High School

President Obama proposes a $1 billion Race to the Top challenge for higher education, which would require states to ensure that high school exit standards are appropriate for college entry.

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.

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