A new set of guidelines suggests that teachers need not cut back on literature to meet the "informational text" demands of the common core.
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November 20, 2012
ALEC,an influential advocacy group with a conservative bent, has decided to remain neutral on the common core.
November 19, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 is launching an experiment in what the state education agency is billing as 'a la carte school choice ... one course at a time.'