Mainstream news media coverage of the common standards begins to spread information--and concerns--about the new expectations.
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September 07, 2012
September 05, 2012
A new guide from the American Library Association aims to help teachers stay on the right side of copyright law when using instructional materials.
August 22, 2012
An annual poll of Americans' views on public education finds divided support for the common standards.
August 20, 2012
One of the state groups designing tests for the common standards released a flurry of sample items that offer an idea of what the tests might look like.
August 16, 2012
A project to design common-core-aligned questions for the nation's most popular basal readers makes all of its resources available for free online.
August 15, 2012
New research confirms the value of using readability formulas such as Lexile to predict reading difficulty. But that represents only one of three factors common-standards creators suggest be considered when sizing up a text's complexity.
July 10, 2012
If perception is reality, a lot of schools are failing to challenge their students, a Washington think tank concludes in a new report. Drawing on a rich set of student-survey data, the Center for American Progress cites some alarming statistics in the report, released today. Many students, it seems...
July 03, 2012
A new approach to highlighting the key shifts of the common standards in English/language arts boils the changes down to "what's in and what's out."
July 03, 2012
New polling data suggest that the vast majority of public school teachers are now aware of the Common Core State Standards, but the same isn't true for registered voters.
July 02, 2012
Twenty-five communities win awards for outstanding work in advancing an agenda to ensure that students are reading on grade level by 3rd grade.