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April 19, 2012

Call to States: Revolutionize Teacher and Principal Preparation

The head of the chief state school officers' group calls on states to revamp their teacher and principal preparation to match the demands of the common standards.

April 18, 2012

With Vote Imminent, Texas Math Standards Face More Criticism

The Texas State Board of Education is planning to take up a set of proposed new math standards today, but that document is encountering some sharp criticism.

April 11, 2012

Business Group Urges Big Changes to Texas Math Standards

The Texas Association of Business suggests that "major revisions" are needed to a set of proposed standards in math.

April 05, 2012

South Carolina Anti-Common-Standards Measure Stalls

A bill designed to unravel the common standards in South Carolina has stalled in the state senate.

April 04, 2012

Assessment Consortium Moves to Build Higher Ed. Links

One of the consortia designing tests for the common standards decides to make higher-education representatives voting members, reflecting the push to ensure that colleges and universities accept the test as an indicator of college readiness.

March 30, 2012

Voters See Science Ed. As Priority, Give Schools Middling Grade

Only about 3 percent of voters surveyed gave their local schools an "A" grade for the quality of science instruction.

March 29, 2012

Duncan: Federal Advocacy 'Can Get in the Way' of Common Standards

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan acknowledges that federal advocacy of the common standards can create problems in building support for them.

March 28, 2012

Assessment Consortia: Kentucky Makes Its Choice

Kentucky decides to throw its weight toward the common-standards tests being designed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

March 23, 2012

Anchorage: First District-Level Adoption of Common Standards

The Anchorage School District adopts the common core standards, even though its state has declined to do so.

March 21, 2012

Making Room for History, Science, Art in the Common-Core Era

At a panel discussion last week, experts argued for giving ample classroom time and attention to history, science, and the arts.

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