When the scores for 4th and 8th grades were released in October, and showed declines as well, there was all sorts of chatter about where to place the blame. So far, the most recent 12th grade scores haven't caused the same kind of finger-pointing.
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April 29, 2016
April 25, 2016
A group alleging that Kansas science standards will result in anti-religious instruction in public schools lacked standing, the federal appeals court in Denver ruled.
April 19, 2016
In common-core states, nearly all math and language arts teachers are at least somewhat reliant on materials they've developed or selected themselves, according to a new nationally representative survey.
April 07, 2016
The Virginia legislature passed a bill that would require computer science to be added to the state's K-12 learning standards.
February 17, 2016
Hawaii is the 18th state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, which are also in place in the District of Columbia.
February 11, 2016
A new study found that teachers are mainly relying on homegrown instructional materials, created either by themselves or their district colleagues, to meet the Common Core State Standards.
January 27, 2016
There's been a sharp increase in the number of states that are setting expectations closer to those of the rigorous NAEP exam.
January 13, 2016
James O'Keefe, the conservative activist best known for undercover video recordings that allegedly implicated ACORN workers, released a new sting video yesterday in which a Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt sales executive is heard admitting that common-core textbooks are "all about the money."
November 25, 2015
A researcher says there's evidence that the common core has affected 4th and 8th graders in at least one measurable way: It's got them reading more nonfiction.
November 19, 2015
The Texas board of education shot down a plan to have a panel of university experts vet textbooks for factual errors before they are adopted.