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November 06, 2012

The Coming Storm for Common Standards: Public Knowledge?

A new survey shows that few people know what the standards are, but those who do are supportive. The more questions pollsters ask about the standards, however, the more support for them declines.

September 13, 2012

Most States Providing Common-Core Instructional Materials

Nearly all states are developing curricular and supplemental materials to help districts and schools implement the common-core state standards, but far fewer are approving or certifying lists of materials, a new report finds.

September 12, 2012

Business Group Gauges STEM 'Vital Signs' Across States

A new collection of state-by-state reports on STEM learning issued today finds that in nearly every state, elementary students are getting less instructional time for science than they did in the mid 1990s, and that many students lack access to rigorous STEM courses.

September 11, 2012

New Tenn. Coalition Aims to Promote, Support Common Core

Tennessee's push to implement the Common Core State Standards is getting support from a new statewide coalition that includes leaders in business, education, and other sectors.

September 10, 2012

Louisiana to Launch Marketplace for Publicly Funded Courses

Louisiana is launching an experiment in what the state education agency is billing as 'a la carte school choice ... one course at a time.'

September 07, 2012

New School Year: New Standards, New Fears

Mainstream news media coverage of the common standards begins to spread information--and concerns--about the new expectations.

September 06, 2012

Georgia Fuels STEM Education With 'Innovation' Grants

A new batch of 'Innovation Fund' grants announced this week by Georgia's governor features a strong emphasis on STEM education.

August 30, 2012

Common Core Divides the GOP

The common core standards are dividing the GOP, EdWeek reports from the Republican convention.

August 29, 2012

Common Standards: Blaming and Bragging in Presidential Campaign

Blame and credit for the common standards punctuates presidential campaigning, raising questions of fact and perception on both sides.

August 20, 2012

Sample Common-Assessment Items Released, Traffic Crashes Server

One of the state groups designing tests for the common standards released a flurry of sample items that offer an idea of what the tests might look like.

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