The Common Core State Standards require students to "read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding" by the end of kindergarten. How different is that from previous standards?
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April 28, 2015
April 17, 2015
The National Association of State Boards of Education has released a guide to help states decide whether they're ready to adopt and implement the new science standards.
April 09, 2015
The ongoing feud in West Virginia over the Next Generation Science Standards has ended, for now, with a somewhat surprising decision to amend the standards to satisfy climate-change skeptics.
April 07, 2015
The bipartisan draft of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would also require states to have challenging academic standards, and authorize a comprehensive state literacy program.
April 02, 2015
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, signed into law this week a bill that requires high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test to graduate.
April 02, 2015
It would be an understatement to say that it's been an eventful five years since the feds offered $350 million grants to states to design tests for the common core.
March 13, 2015
In a packed session this morning, a professor who helped lead the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, described the new standards as "a shift from learning about something to figuring out something."
March 12, 2015
At the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about standards and "overtesting," and was questioned on an encounter with parent protesters.
March 11, 2015
The education secretary will speak at the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference, which is expected to have a focus on the Next Generation Science Standards.
March 09, 2015
Last week, the Wyoming governor signed a bill that will make statewide adoption of the somewhat controversial K-12 science standards possible once again.