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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.

August 14, 2012

A Glimpse of What to Expect From the Common Assessments

Sample items drafted by two state consortia offer an early idea of what kinds of items will be included in the common assessments.

August 09, 2012

Assessment Consortia: Colorado Makes Its Choice

Colorado decides to commit to the PARCC consortium for common assessments.

August 06, 2012

Utah Withdraws From Common-Assessment Work

Utah votes to withdraw from its common-assessment consortium.

July 31, 2012

Will the Market Embrace Publishers' Criteria for Math Standards?

Analysts say it's not yet clear how influential the new set of 'publishers' criteria for the common-core math standards will prove, but the document appears to be drawing serious attention.

July 27, 2012

N.C. to Require Arts Integration in Teacher-Prep Programs

Gov. Beverly Perdue of North Carolina recently signed legislation that requires teacher-preparation programs to ensure elementary students are readied to integrate the arts across the curriculum.

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