Minnesota becomes the 38th state to adopt the common standards, but only in English/language arts
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September 30, 2010
September 29, 2010
The South Dakota board of education votes to move common standards to the public-hearing stage.
September 23, 2010
The nation's education publishers got a chance to get the president's ear yesterday, and here is what they said: the common standards may be great, but you need to help states afford to put them into practice. The concern about paying for the implementation of the common standards ricocheted around...
September 23, 2010
Barry O'Callaghan, the CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, talks about his company's plans, the evolving marketplace, and the "tipping point" in education.
September 21, 2010
An author of the common standards cautions against developing tests for the common standards before developing curriculum.
September 17, 2010
The new Texas social studies standards are "for the most part conventional and inclusive," despite the controversy, an analyst concludes.
September 08, 2010
A few bits to peruse on this late summer morning: • The Maryland board of education gets on its biggest district's case for the controversial curriculum contract it signed with Pearson (more about that contract here). • Whiteboard Advisors, a consulting outfit here in Washington, takes ...
August 30, 2010
What does it mean that the Partnership for 21st Century Skills is moving in with the Council of Chief State School Officers? It's not entirely clear yet, but it's already sent folks in some quarters into alert mode. Let's take a second for a refresher on who's who. The partnership, known to many as...
August 25, 2010
In all the analysis of yesterday's Race to the Top winners, not much has been said about what the results might mean for The Other Race to the Top competition. (Remember that $350 million hanging out there for new assessment systems?) Just as I was thinking that I was the only one odd enough to not...
August 24, 2010
If you've been following the common-standards initiative, you know that the "don't tread on me" spirit has proved to be one of the flashpoints in that work. And even now, with three-quarters of the states having already adopted the standards, we're still hearing states rattle their sabers at the fed...