Chicago is reporting new college-readiness metrics to parents, such as schools' rates of student eligibility for "selective or highly selective" colleges. But the district isn't evaluating schools on that information yet.
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November 07, 2011
November 04, 2011
Montana adopts the common standards, leaving only four states that have not officially embraced them.
November 04, 2011
Kentucky has been chosen as a demonstration site for a statewide professional-development model reflecting the new common standards.
November 02, 2011
Curriculum consultant Grant Wiggins writes that standards actually have three parts: the content students must know, the skills they must be able to perform, and examples of how well they should be able to demonstrate their knowledge.
October 28, 2011
An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement takes over New York City's department of education, shutting down an education panel meeting about the common standards.
October 19, 2011
Robert Rothman from the Alliance for Excellent Education has authored a primer on the common standards that also looks at the challenges ahead.
October 14, 2011
The new project aims to bring together higher education, secondary schools, and outside groups to ensure new math teachers are prepared to bring the common standards into the classroom.
October 13, 2011
Three of those intending to seek waivers from No Child Left Behind have not adopted common standards or signed up to work on common tests, two key areas of judgment in the waiver process.
October 11, 2011
A draft bill to reauthorize No Child Left Behind requires high schools to report on how many of their students go to college and how many must take remedial classes.
October 10, 2011
The coalition is seeking 10 experts each in the areas of dance, theater, visual arts, and music.