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December 21, 2012

Draft Accommodations for Common-Core Tests Could Narrow Eligibility

Proposed accommodations could make fewer students eligible in some states, and more in others.

December 17, 2012

NEA, AFT Partner To Build Common-Core Tools

With $11 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the two national teachers' unions will call on educators to help build a library of instructional tools.

December 13, 2012

Assessment Group Chooses Tests for College Readiness in Math

PARCC decides to base its "college readiness" determination in math only on the exams students take at the end of each math sequence.

December 12, 2012

Common-Core Authors Say 'Literature Is Not Being Left By the Wayside'

The standards' authors respond to criticism that the new emphasis on nonfiction will crowd out great works of fiction.

December 06, 2012

Will the Common Standards Downsize Literature?

New expectations of a heavier focus on "informational text" have catapulted the standards into the public eye like never before. Common-core authors say the anxiety about a cutback of literature are unfounded.

November 29, 2012

Citing Lack of Common-Core Alignment, Louisiana Poised to Delay Textbook Adoption

By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk Louisiana is poised to reject every math and reading textbook submitted by publishers in its most recent adoption cycle, citing concerns that the materials are not fully aligned to the Common Core State Standards' expectations, state officials announced today. Tho...

November 20, 2012

Legislative Advocacy Group Rejects Anti-Common-Core Measure

ALEC,an influential advocacy group with a conservative bent, has decided to remain neutral on the common core.

November 19, 2012

Framework—Not Common Standards—for Social Studies

States and professional organizations are creating a document intended to help states that wish to redesign their own standards in that subject.

November 14, 2012

Education Week Special Report Examines Common-Core Literacy

The Education Week staff offers a package of stories that examine the changing literacy landscape.

November 12, 2012

Indiana Superintendent's Defeat: What Role for Common Core?

Tony Bennett's defeat didn't have something to do with the common standards; It had everything to do with it, a Boston think tank argues.

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