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August 22, 2018

Do States Weaken Their Standards By 'Un-Adopting' the Common Core? These Reviewers Think So.

The English/language arts and math standards in most states that "un-adopted" or tweaked the Common Core State Standards are, in the end, "substantially weaker," according to the latest review of state standards from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

May 23, 2018

Arizona's Draft Science Standards Minimize Evolution. Many Blame the State Superintendent

The draft portrays evolution as less than settled fact and introduces other errors. Many believe Diane Douglas, the state superintendent, directed the changes.

May 10, 2018

Standards for Teaching American Sign Language Released

Long-awaited standards for teaching sign language in grades kindergarten through 12 have been released by Gallaudet University in an effort to ensure deaf and hard-of-hearing students are using sign language for critical thinking and problem solving.

April 10, 2018

Measuring New Science Standards Is Hard. These Projects Aim to Change That

The AAAS launches a new project to develop assessment scenarios that measure the NGSS' energy standards.

April 09, 2018

Could Requiring Students to Take the Citizenship Test Do More Harm than Good?

The National Council for the Social Studies is pushing back on the policy, arguing it's likely to reduce classroom civics instruction to surface-level knowledge.

February 08, 2018

Why Aren't More States Taking On Economics and Personal Finance Education?

Momentum for teaching finance in schools has stalled recently, according to a new report from the Council for Economic Education. The Council's president has some ideas on how to change that.

December 21, 2017

Teaching Financial Literacy: Does Your State Make the Grade?

Twenty-six states scored in the C through F range in a new report on financial literacy in high schools.

October 26, 2017

N.M. Again Alters Science Standards After Public Outcry

New Mexico now plans to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards in their entirety.

September 29, 2017

Add Money Smarts to the Skills Illinois Students Must Now Be Taught

The state's new financial literacy standards take effect this school year.

June 29, 2017

When the Curriculum Standards Change and the Teaching Lags Behind

Teachers in three states are teaching their states' new English and math expectations, but they're also holding onto some topics that aren't emphasized in the standards, a study finds.

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