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June 28, 2012

A New Way To Gauge Text Complexity: Too Complex?

Are new ways of gauging text complexity too complex?

June 22, 2012

Big Districts Unite to Press Publishers on Common-Core Materials

School districts with a combined annual purchasing power of $2 billion band together to demand instructional materials from publishers that reflect the common standards.

May 30, 2012

NCLB Waivers: More Time, New Goals, But Still: Those Tests!

States' winning applications for waivers from No Child Left Behind shift the goals and timelines of tests.

May 15, 2012

Tonight: National Poetry Recitation Contest

High school students from across the country vie for the title of National Poetry Out Loud champion tonight.

May 11, 2012

Former NEA Analyst Joins Test Consortium

One of the influential voices in shaping the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts was Barbara Kapinus, a senior policy analyst at the National Education Association. She retired from that post early last month. But now she's taking a lead role in guiding the creation of the tests bei...

May 01, 2012

Common Standards Publishers' Criteria Are Revised

The publishers' criteria in English/language arts, potentially powerful influences on how curriculum and instruction take shape for the new common standards, have been revised to address criticism and questions.

April 27, 2012

EdWeek Webinars: Implementing the ELA Common Standards

Education Week is hosting two webinars next week that show participants how educators are implementing the common standards in English/language arts.

March 21, 2012

Making Room for History, Science, Art in the Common-Core Era

At a panel discussion last week, experts argued for giving ample classroom time and attention to history, science, and the arts.

February 15, 2012

Girls Like Biology, Boys Like Physics? AP Data Hint at Preferences

New AP data shed light on gender preferences across subject areas.

February 15, 2012

Teachers Debate Value of 'Close Reading'

English/language arts teachers are arguing about the value of "close reading," a key tenet of the common standards.

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