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June 25, 2014

Wyoming STEM Professors Defend Common Science Standards

Last week, nearly 50 science and math educators from the University of Wyoming wrote a position paper directed to the board of education, which blocked adoption of the common science standards, detailing why they believe critics of the Next Generation Science Standards are wrong.

June 18, 2014

Poll: Nearly Half of American Adults Haven't Heard of Common-Core Standards

Only 53 percent of Americans have heard of the Common Core State Standards, and only two in 10 have heard a lot about them.

June 17, 2014

Wyoming Churches Endorse the Common Science Standards

A group of churches in Wyoming released a statement saying it endorses the Next Generation Science Standards, including the stance that evolution should be taught as scientific fact.

June 11, 2014

South Carolina Dumps Common Core But 'Doesn't Have Time' to Do Major Rewrite

The Palmetto State is fast-tracking its new standards so they're ready for legislative approval in January.

June 10, 2014

Gates Foundation: Wait Two Years Before Attaching Consequences to Common Core

A top official from the biggest common-core funder in the country says districts and schools should wait before basing teacher evaluations and student promotion decisions on tests based on the new standards.

June 06, 2014

Final Version of Common Arts Standards Released

This week, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards released the final version of its voluntary national standards in dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts—and one coalition official said he expects nearly every state in the country to adopt them.

June 05, 2014

Oklahoma Decides To Replace Common Core With New Standards

Despite her previous support for the Common Core State Standards, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs a bill that requires the state to replace them with its own academic standards.

June 04, 2014

South Carolina Becomes the Second State to 'Un-Adopt' Common Core

Even though South Carolina has jettisoned the common core, its new standards won't take effect until 2015-16.

June 04, 2014

Kentucky to Teach New Science Standards, Halt Testing for 2014-15

The Kentucky education commissioner is scheduled to announce that the state will officially implement the Next Generation Science Standards this fall, but testing won't start for at least another year.

June 03, 2014

Publishing Leader Rallies Industry to Help Shape Common-Core Market

The president of the Association of American Publishers sees the uncertainty of common-core implementation as an opportunity for instructional-materials designers to improve their support of teacher and students.

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