Washington pundits engage in another round of argument about the common standards.
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April 08, 2011
April 06, 2011
A couple of midweek standards-and-curriculum tidbits for you: Those of you who are intrigued by the fuzzy conversations about curriculum for the common standards might appreciate this rumination on the situation by Patrick Riccards over at the Eduflack blog. He asks some questions about the line be...
April 04, 2011
Well, common-standards devotees, you haven't had much news for a while. But here is an update for you: Maine has joined the pack. With the signature of Gov. Paul LePage last Friday, Maine has officially adopted the standards. That means that 44 states and the District of Columbia have now adopted th...
March 28, 2011
A group of California school districts joins an increasingly crowded marketplace of people developing instructional materials for the common standards.
March 16, 2011
Three influential Republicans in the Texas legislature are criticizing recently revised state standards for social studies, raising the specter that the standards could be revisited.
March 16, 2011
The Georgia board of education allows school districts to decide how to approach mathematics.
March 15, 2011
Teachers in New York City learn new ways of gauging a text's complexity, and ways to teach discipline-specific reading strategies.
March 10, 2011
The common standards' emphasis on students' skill with complex texts and disciplinary literacy pushes teachers to rethink how they should do their jobs.
March 09, 2011
A call for shared curriculum generates debate.
March 07, 2011
The minute anyone says "common curriculum," there is an instantaneous reaction in some quarters that envisions every 3rd grader in America reading from the exact same page of the exact same textbook at the exact same moment on a given Tuesday in February. Is our problem here just a semantic one?