The defeat of Indiana's education chief, a high-profile backer of common standards, creates doubts about the initiative's support there.
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November 07, 2012
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.'
September 07, 2012
Mainstream news media coverage of the common standards begins to spread information--and concerns--about the new expectations.
September 06, 2012
A new batch of 'Innovation Fund' grants announced this week by Georgia's governor features a strong emphasis on STEM education.
August 30, 2012
The common core standards are dividing the GOP, EdWeek reports from the Republican convention.
August 29, 2012
Blame and credit for the common standards punctuates presidential campaigning, raising questions of fact and perception on both sides.