Two resolutions floating around the AFT convention in Los Angeles offer very different positions on the common core.
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July 11, 2014
July 10, 2014
New Jersey readopts the common core in math and English/language arts, while California adopts the first instructional framework based on the new standards.
July 09, 2014
On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.
July 08, 2014
Oklahoma's governor, who once supported the common core but later signed off on her state's bid to dump it, writes that her state can improve K-12 performance on its own.
July 07, 2014
Members of the teachers' union generally said they like the common standards, but lack resources and are scared about what testing will bring.
July 01, 2014
Do typical arguments for why the common-core math standards are supposedly problematic really make sense?
June 27, 2014
Gov. Malloy, a Democrat, has pledged $15 million to ease the implementation of the common-core standards. The money will go towards new school technology and professional development, among other uses.
June 25, 2014
Last week, nearly 50 science and math educators from the University of Wyoming wrote a position paper directed to the board of education, which blocked adoption of the common science standards, detailing why they believe critics of the Next Generation Science Standards are wrong.
June 18, 2014
Only 53 percent of Americans have heard of the Common Core State Standards, and only two in 10 have heard a lot about them.
June 17, 2014
A group of churches in Wyoming released a statement saying it endorses the Next Generation Science Standards, including the stance that evolution should be taught as scientific fact.