Dialog and debate about the common standards unfolds after their final release.
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June 14, 2010
June 09, 2010
A Maryland district is teaming up with educational publisher Pearson to revamp the school system's elementary curriculum and then make the model available to other districts to purchase.
June 08, 2010
The Texas state board of education will see some changes in membership next year that could affect its political balance.
June 08, 2010
The Ohio state board of education yesterday unanimously approved the common-core standards.
June 04, 2010
The public feedback on common standards is summarized and released, along with a report of the validation committee, without the support of five of its members.
June 03, 2010
Wisconsin and North Carolina join the list of states to embrace the common standards.
June 02, 2010
The long-awaited final version of the academic standards in math and English/language arts were released this morning. Take a look at my story. I'll be updating it later today, after a press conference outside Atlanta orchestrated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief Stat...
June 01, 2010
Massachusetts decided to apply for Race to the Top funding in Round 2 after all. So that means it has to adopt the common standards by Aug. 2, or lose points—as it did in Round 1—in the competition. A couple weeks ago, Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester said that officials there...
May 28, 2010
As we move into what I've come to think of as adoption season for the common standards, states have much to think about. But the Race to the Top competition doesn't give states much time to think things over. (To maximize their points in that competition, they have to promise to adopt common standar...
May 27, 2010
West Virginia gives conditional approval to the common standards.