I'm not telling you anything new when I mention that many people are less than thrilled when federal officials start exerting a broader influence on local schools. This skepticism has long roots, and has cropped up time and time again in education debates. As I track the development of the common-s...
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February 08, 2010
February 04, 2010
The Education Department's top school safety official advocates standards for school climate.
February 03, 2010
State boards of education seem to be lacking a good deal of information about the proposed common-core standards. And in most states, these panelists will be the folks who will have to decide whether to adopt them. That message emerged clearly from Day 2 of a meeting of Western board members I att...
February 02, 2010
States that adopt the common standards must adopt 100 percent of the document, according to two officials working on the initiative. This clarification emerged yesterday from a meeting in Las Vegas organized by the National Association of State Boards of Education. NASBE is holding a series of thes...
January 28, 2010
The revision process for the draft K-12 common standards offers a glimpse into the difficulty of crafting skills-and-knowledge sets to everyone's satisfaction.
January 26, 2010
The chat is a great way to get up to speed on the initiative.
January 19, 2010
The common academic standards in math are still in the nonpublic draft stage, but that doesn't stop people from talking about them. They were the featured topic of a panel discussion at the annual joint meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America in San ...
January 19, 2010
"Quality Counts" is required reading; it explores the push for common academic standards.
January 13, 2010
The Texas State Board of Education today is taking public testimony on new social studies standards being developed.
January 08, 2010
Kentucky could be the first state to approve the common standards.