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...
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June 25, 2012
Defining career readiness hasn't been discussed as much by the common standards assessment consortia as has college readiness.
June 22, 2012
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
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
David Coleman, a chief architect of the common standards, is named president of the College Board.
May 16, 2012
The College Board names chief common-standards writer David Coleman as its next president.
February 27, 2012
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
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
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.
November 07, 2011
Chicago is reporting new college-readiness metrics to parents, such as schools' rates of student eligibility for "selective or highly selective" colleges. But the district isn't evaluating schools on that information yet.