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December 22, 2011

Will NCLB Waivers Reverse Narrowing of the Curriculum?

Some states seeking federal waivers under No Child Left Behind would add assessments in other subjects to make accountability decisions.

December 16, 2011

Budget Deal Restores Literacy Aid, Cuts U.S. History Program

A new budget compromise would restore the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, but abolish or cut some other curriculum-related initiatives.

December 08, 2011

Most Teachers See the Curriculum Narrowing, Survey Finds

Two-thirds of public school teachers say the intensive focus on English and math is crowding other subjects out of the classroom.

November 21, 2011

New Poetry Prize Aims to Honor, Promote Creativity in Youths

Five outstanding high school poets will be chosen each year under the new program.

November 21, 2011

English Teachers' Group Sidesteps Common-Core Opposition

The National Council of Teachers of English declines to approve a resolution opposing the common standards.

November 18, 2011

NCTE Launches National Literacy Education Center

The National Council of Teachers of English partners with nearly two dozen groups to launch a new national literacy center that will feature collaborative cross-disciplinary literacy work at a network of schools.

November 15, 2011

Effort Aims to Tie Foreign Language Study to Common Standards

National guidelines for the study of foreign languages are being revised to make explicit the links to the common-core standards, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages announced this week. The news came just days before the council hosts its annual conference, with the theme "Em...

November 10, 2011

Assessment Consortium Releases Final Content Frameworks

The PARCC assessment consortium releases its revised, final content frameworks after public feedback.

October 19, 2011

Book Aims to Explain Common Standards to Broad Audience

Robert Rothman from the Alliance for Excellent Education has authored a primer on the common standards that also looks at the challenges ahead.

September 30, 2011

Praise and Criticism for Common Standards, Test Guidelines

Commentators and scholars air views on the common standards in math, and critique two groups' content frameworks and test specifications.

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