School districts with a combined annual purchasing power of $2 billion band together to demand instructional materials from publishers that reflect the common standards.
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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.
October 27, 2011
Chicago will begin evaluating high schools in part on college-readiness metrics.
October 13, 2011
Three of those intending to seek waivers from No Child Left Behind have not adopted common standards or signed up to work on common tests, two key areas of judgment in the waiver process.