In face of earlier criticism, the final social studies standards require students to take two U.S. history courses covering all major periods.
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December 03, 2010
November 29, 2010
South Dakota becomes the 44th state to adopt the common standards.
November 22, 2010
Idaho provisionally adopts the common standards.
November 18, 2010
Alabama becomes the 42nd state to adopt the common standards.
November 16, 2010
Those of you who have been following our coverage of the common standards—and those of you who feel you've missed things and want to catch up—might be interested to know that key stories and commentary on that subject have been pulled together in one place. It's our "Spotlight on Common ...
November 11, 2010
Formative assessment is squishy. And squishy things don't easily yield to standardized measurement. And that creates an awkward situation in an era of numbers-driven accountability. That squishiness was on display yesterday during a panel discussion about formative assessment. (See my story for hig...
November 03, 2010
Yesterday's elections shifted the political landscape to the right, and that could bring about some key education policy changes nationally and in states about academic standards and assessments.
November 01, 2010
If you have been following the wave of adoptions of the common standards, you might well wonder what the elections this week will hold for their future. As my colleague Erik noted below, this election is really worth watching for its potential impact on education. Even though 41 states have adopt...
October 28, 2010
Yes, common-standards watchers, we have a new map for you. The Oregon board of education voted today to approve the common standards, making it the 41st state (including the District of Columbia) to do so. So this is what your Common-Standards Nation looks like now:
October 26, 2010
A new study documents substantial gaps among states in what they expect students to master.