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October 15, 2013

Scientific Discovery, Environmental Awareness Promoted in New Program

A new program led by the grandson of explorer Jacques Cousteau seeks to reveal the thrill of discovery and raise environmental awareness in young people.

October 11, 2013

Quick Timeline Planned for Panel to Vet Common-Core Materials

The Business Roundtable hopes to have a plan for launch of its alignment panel within six months.

October 09, 2013

Business Group Calls for Panel to Vet Common-Core Teaching Materials

The Business Roundtable makes a potentially controversial recommendation: setting up a panel to review curricular alignment with the common standards.

October 07, 2013

Washington Joins List of States to Adopt Common Science Standards

Washington last week became the eighth state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards

October 01, 2013

Report: Common Math Standards 'Lower the Bar'

A new paper argues that the common standards in math do not demand a level of skill that is sufficient for selective colleges, or for students planning careers in math or science. In a white paper released today, the Boston-based Pioneer Institute, one of the most vocal critics of the common core, s...

September 26, 2013

Storify: A Short History of the Next Generation Science Standards

This Storify takes a look at the short history of the Next Generation Science Standards, from their initial conception to adoption by seven states and counting.

September 19, 2013

Delaware Becomes Seventh State to Adopt Common Science Standards

The state board of education in Delaware voted 6-0 today to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, making it the seventh state to sign on.

September 17, 2013

U.S. Ed. Dept. Issues Guidance on 'Double-Testing' Flexibility

The Education Department offers states the chance to suspend their current tests this spring if they give common-core-aligned field tests in math and English/language arts, and if students take full-length tests in both subjects.

September 17, 2013

New Social Studies Framework Released

A three-year project to write common social-studies standards results in a framework to guide states as they revise their own standards.

September 17, 2013

Business Organizations Focus on Common Core This Week

The Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce rally support among their members for the common standards.

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