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.
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April 01, 2014
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March 25, 2014
Illinois has officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards.
March 18, 2014
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March 14, 2014
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March 12, 2014
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March 10, 2014
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March 07, 2014
Yesterday, the Oregon state board of education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.