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December 27, 2012

Top Curriculum Matters Posts of 2012

The common standards and assessments, along with a keen interest in math, drove lots of interest in blog posts on Curriculum Matters this year.

December 21, 2012

Draft Accommodations for Common-Core Tests Could Narrow Eligibility

Proposed accommodations could make fewer students eligible in some states, and more in others.

December 17, 2012

NEA, AFT Partner To Build Common-Core Tools

With $11 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the two national teachers' unions will call on educators to help build a library of instructional tools.

December 14, 2012

Assessment Group Cuts Back Diagnostic, Formative Work

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers cut back its budget for formative and diagnostic work to facilitate work on summative tests.

December 12, 2012

Common-Core Authors Say 'Literature Is Not Being Left By the Wayside'

The standards' authors respond to criticism that the new emphasis on nonfiction will crowd out great works of fiction.

December 06, 2012

Will the Common Standards Downsize Literature?

New expectations of a heavier focus on "informational text" have catapulted the standards into the public eye like never before. Common-core authors say the anxiety about a cutback of literature are unfounded.

November 27, 2012

Dear Mr. President: Children Invited to Offer Obama Advice

Schools around the country are being encouraged to have their students write President Obama as he begins his second term.

November 27, 2012

Testing Consortium Crafts College-Readiness Definition

Twenty-five states unveil draft descriptions that will shape the tests that will be required of millions of students.

November 14, 2012

Education Week Special Report Examines Common-Core Literacy

The Education Week staff offers a package of stories that examine the changing literacy landscape.

October 09, 2012

Common Core's Reach Not Limited to Public Schools

The common core is extending its reach into some private schools, and is especially widespread in Catholic schools around the nation.

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