The common core standards are dividing the GOP, EdWeek reports from the Republican convention.
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August 30, 2012
August 29, 2012
Blame and credit for the common standards punctuates presidential campaigning, raising questions of fact and perception on both sides.
August 20, 2012
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
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
Colorado decides to commit to the PARCC consortium for common assessments.
August 06, 2012
Utah votes to withdraw from its common-assessment consortium.
July 31, 2012
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
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.
July 05, 2012
Scott Norton, a longtime education official in Louisiana, is taking on a key post at the Council of Chief State School Officers overseeing work on standards, testing, and accountability.
July 01, 2012
South Carolina, one of the few states still participating in both test-design consortia, chooses the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium approach.