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November 08, 2017

Illinois Lawmakers Poised to Mandate Cursive Lessons in Schools

After Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would require Illinois schools to instruct students in cursive writing, the House voted to override his decision. Now the bill's fate is in the Senate's hands.

September 15, 2017

New York Has Rewritten the Common Core. Here's What You Need to Know.

A look at what's new in New York's replacement standards, and what led the state to consider an overhaul in the first place.

August 24, 2017

Can an 'Open' Math Curriculum Compete With Commercial Publishers?

A middle school math curriculum created under an open license goes live—and its creators want it to give the big publishing houses a run for their money.

August 11, 2017

Alabama Will Keep Its Common Core Standards--For Now

Board members didn't act on a resolution to revoke Alabama's version of the Common Core State Standards.

July 17, 2017

N.H. Won't Overhaul the Common Core. Its Schools Chief Still Wants To.

The state's board voted not to open the Common Core to revision, but its commissioner still plans to review them informally, with an eye to future changes.

June 29, 2017

When the Curriculum Standards Change and the Teaching Lags Behind

Teachers in three states are teaching their states' new English and math expectations, but they're also holding onto some topics that aren't emphasized in the standards, a study finds.

June 12, 2017

Q&A: 'The Writing Revolution' Encourages Focus on Crafting Good Sentences

Students need explicit instruction in how to use appositives, dependent clauses, and conjunctions, among other grammatical devices, says the author of a new book on teaching writing.

May 18, 2017

Should Home Schoolers Follow the Common Core?

A home schooling advocacy group was concerned when a state legislator proposed requiring home schoolers to follow the Common Core State Standards.

May 03, 2017

New York Set to Revise Common-Core Reading and Math Standards

New York state is considering adopting a new set of K-12 reading and math standards that differ somewhat from the Common Core State Standards, which have had rocky reception in the state since they went into place in 2010.

April 25, 2017

In Elementary School Science, What's at Stake When We Call an 'Argument' an 'Opinion'?

A researcher argues there's a fundamental mismatch between how the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards think about arguments, and that that mismatch has real negative consequences for teachers and students.

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