Standards advocates step up to counter weeks of accusations that the common core will weaken the role of literature in the classroom.
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December 28, 2012
December 27, 2012
The common standards and assessments, along with a keen interest in math, drove lots of interest in blog posts on Curriculum Matters this year.
December 21, 2012
Proposed accommodations could make fewer students eligible in some states, and more in others.
December 17, 2012
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
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
The standards' authors respond to criticism that the new emphasis on nonfiction will crowd out great works of fiction.
December 06, 2012
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
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
ALEC,an influential advocacy group with a conservative bent, has decided to remain neutral on the common core.
November 19, 2012
States and professional organizations are creating a document intended to help states that wish to redesign their own standards in that subject.