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September 12, 2011

UPDATED: Math Groups Team Up to Offer Common-Standards Help

Professional groups team up to offer help transitioning to the common standards.

September 07, 2011

Six States Win Striving Readers Literacy Grants

Six states win $180 million in funding for comprehensive literacy grants.

August 04, 2011

Draft Content Frameworks Released for Common Standards

One of the two groups of states designing test for the common standards issues draft "content frameworks" for public comment.

July 27, 2011

Common-Standards Roundup: Road Trip, Gates Grant, More Debate

Maryland is offering training for teachers to implement the standards. The Gates Foundation has issued a grant to the National Writing Project.

July 25, 2011

Curriculum Maps Aim to Help Bring ELA Standards to Life

The maps are designed to be closely aligned with the new English/language arts standards.

July 12, 2011

A Farewell to Cursive? Indiana Ends Requirement

The action in Indiana comes as the common-core standards do not include the teaching of cursive.

July 07, 2011

Guiding Publishers on Curriculum for the Common Standards

New documents from the writers of the common standards seek to guide publishers in developing curriculum for the common standards in English/language arts.

July 06, 2011

Illinois Eliminates Writing Exam to Save Money

Last year, the state cut out similar writing tests for students in the elementary and middle grades.

July 05, 2011

Testing Coming to a Pre-K Near You?

The new Race to the Top challenge presses states to come up with ways to gauge the quality of their early-childhood programs, and develop standards and assessments to check the youngest students' progress.

June 29, 2011

States and Cities Take Early Steps Toward 3rd Grade Reading

A new crop of state laws and local initiatives seeks to build a strong early-childhood basis to lead to 3rd grade reading proficiency.

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