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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.

November 07, 2012

Final College-Readiness Definition Guides Test Consortium

PARCC defines the level of its test that connotes college readiness, and describes what performance at that level should look like.

November 07, 2012

Election 2012: What Message for Common Standards?

The defeat of Indiana's education chief, a high-profile backer of common standards, creates doubts about the initiative's support there.

November 06, 2012

The Coming Storm for Common Standards: Public Knowledge?

A new survey shows that few people know what the standards are, but those who do are supportive. The more questions pollsters ask about the standards, however, the more support for them declines.

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