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January 10, 2013

'Dramatic' Increase in Reading Needed for Common Core, Guides Say

A new set of guidelines suggests that teachers need not cut back on literature to meet the "informational text" demands of the common core.

November 20, 2012

Legislative Advocacy Group Rejects Anti-Common-Core Measure

ALEC,an influential advocacy group with a conservative bent, has decided to remain neutral on the common core.

November 19, 2012

Framework—Not Common Standards—for Social Studies

States and professional organizations are creating a document intended to help states that wish to redesign their own standards in that subject.

November 12, 2012

Indiana Superintendent's Defeat: What Role for Common Core?

Tony Bennett's defeat didn't have something to do with the common standards; It had everything to do with it, a Boston think tank argues.

November 07, 2012

Election 2012: What Message for Common Standards?

The defeat of Indiana's education chief, a high-profile backer of common standards, creates doubts about the initiative's support there.

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.'

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