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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.

April 19, 2012

Texas Board Member Pans '11th-Hour' Critique of Math Standards

The Texas State Board of Education is expected to vote this week on the proposed new standards for mathematics.

April 19, 2012

Call to States: Revolutionize Teacher and Principal Preparation

The head of the chief state school officers' group calls on states to revamp their teacher and principal preparation to match the demands of the common standards.

April 18, 2012

With Vote Imminent, Texas Math Standards Face More Criticism

The Texas State Board of Education is planning to take up a set of proposed new math standards today, but that document is encountering some sharp criticism.

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