Members of the teachers' union generally said they like the common standards, but lack resources and are scared about what testing will bring.
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July 07, 2014
June 04, 2014
The instructional-materials market rose 4 percent from 2012 to 2013, raising hopes that the recession-battered business might be bouncing back. But sales in the first quarter of 2014 are down again.
June 03, 2014
The president of the Association of American Publishers sees the uncertainty of common-core implementation as an opportunity for instructional-materials designers to improve their support of teacher and students.
May 02, 2014
It's far from a universally held idea that teachers should spend time explaining what engineering is to kindergartners and 1st graders.
April 21, 2014
A few weeks ago, a father posted a page from his son's supposed common-core math assignment on Facebook, claiming that despite his own degree in engineering, he could not solve the problem.
April 18, 2014
Columbian writerand arguably one of the most influential novelists of the 20th centuryGabriel García Márquez died yesterday at age 87.
April 09, 2014
An overheard conversation on the way to an annual conference for math teachers highlights some timely and very thorny issues around the Common Core State Standards.
March 13, 2014
A year and a half after rejecting every reading and math program that vendors offered Louisiana, Superintendent John White announces a suite of curriculum materials and guidance to help teachers evaluate publishers' offerings.
March 05, 2014
A bill that would facilitate the prosecution of school personnel for displaying material deemed "harmful" to students has stalled in the Kansas legislature.
February 26, 2014
Four districts that took an early and aggressive approach to implementation illustrate the difficulty of finding good instructional materials aligned to the new standards and supplying quality professional development.