James O'Keefe, the conservative activist best known for undercover video recordings that allegedly implicated ACORN workers, released a new sting video yesterday in which a Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt sales executive is heard admitting that common-core textbooks are "all about the money."
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November 25, 2015
A researcher says there's evidence that the common core has affected 4th and 8th graders in at least one measurable way: It's got them reading more nonfiction.
November 19, 2015
The Texas board of education shot down a plan to have a panel of university experts vet textbooks for factual errors before they are adopted.
October 28, 2015
U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.
October 13, 2015
Want to see teachers using the common science standards in their classrooms? Check out these new Teaching Channel videos.
September 25, 2015
New, eagerly awaited guidance from the U.S. Department of Education says states will have to undergo review of their standards and tests within four to eight months.
September 22, 2015
A father posted a photo on Facebook of a bank check made out to his local elementary school using what he called "common-core numbers."
September 15, 2015
Do the new Nebraska math standards look like the common core? In some ways, yes, and in others, no.
September 02, 2015
A new report looks at whether individual classroom assignments meet the common-core criteria for literacy and finds that alignment, for the most part, is lacking.
August 31, 2015
Tracking state adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards can be trickier than you might think. We've updated our map.