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May 22, 2012

Anti-Common-Core Rumblings in Alabama

The Alabama state senate has approved a resolution encouraging the state board of education to undo its adoption of the common standards.

May 17, 2012

Where Will David Coleman Lead the College Board?

David Coleman, a chief architect of the common standards, is named president of the College Board.

May 04, 2012

Utah To Downgrade Its Commitment to Use Common Tests

You might have heard that Utah has been surfing the waves of common-standards controversy lately. Now it appears that the standards aren't the only thing the state is uneasy about. It's also uneasy about the tests being designed for them. We are getting word that Utah plans to downgrade its members...

May 03, 2012

Minnesota Lawmakers Vote to Play Role in Approving Standards

Minnesota lawmakers have passed a measure that would require a legislative nod before the commissioner of education approves academic standards.

May 01, 2012

Common Standards Publishers' Criteria Are Revised

The publishers' criteria in English/language arts, potentially powerful influences on how curriculum and instruction take shape for the new common standards, have been revised to address criticism and questions.

April 30, 2012

Colorado's Internal Struggle Over Testing

The Colorado board of education opposes proposed legislation that would make it commit to one of the consortia that are designing tests for the common standards.

April 27, 2012

EdWeek Webinars: Implementing the ELA Common Standards

Education Week is hosting two webinars next week that show participants how educators are implementing the common standards in English/language arts.

April 25, 2012

Do the Common Standards Ban Prereading?

The Common Core State Standards have sparked a debate over the role of prereading in literacy instruction.

April 24, 2012

Examining the Challenges Ahead for the Common Standards

A special Education Week report examines the potential and challenges as states begin to implement the Common Core State Standards.

April 20, 2012

Assessment Consortium Reverses Plan on Instructional Units

One of the state assessment consortia changes its plans to design sample instructional units.

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