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February 19, 2014

NEA President Calls for Course Correction on 'Botched' Common Core

Dennis Van Roekel tells members in a letter that they "have a right to feel frustrated, upset, and angry about the poor commitment to implementing the standards correctly."

February 15, 2014

Seven More States Win Double-Testing Waivers

The Friday decisions by the department of education bring to 11 the number of states that can avoid "double testing" their students with field tests and their regular state tests, but a decision on California is still outstanding.

February 12, 2014

Foul Weather Extends State Testing Windows

Some states, including Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, have announced plans to revise their testing windows in light of widespread school cancellations caused by rough winter weather.

February 11, 2014

Report on Student Testing Times Concedes Major Errors

After a flood of critics pointed out errors, Teach Plus dove back into the data to post correct--and much higher--testing times that change some of the fundamental conclusions in the report.

February 05, 2014

Study: Districts Vary Widely in the Amount of Time They Spend on Testing

A new study finds that district-imposed tests take far more of teachers' and students' time than do state-mandated assessments.

February 03, 2014

Four More States Win Testing Waivers From U.S. Department of Education

Connecticut, Mississippi, South Dakota and Vermont have won federal waivers focused on allowing them to make the transition to common-core tests.

January 31, 2014

Kentucky Withdraws From PARCC Testing Consortium

Kentucky had been uncertain for many months about whether it would use the PARCC tests for common standards.

January 27, 2014

New York Teachers' Union Votes No Confidence in Ed. Commissioner

The board of the state's powerful teachers union also takes a stand against the way the Common Core State Standards have been implemented.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs to Arne Duncan: We Won't Share Student Data

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistate consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

January 22, 2014

New York Panel to Examine Possible Changes to Common Core

Gov. Cuomo calls for a panel to evaluate the state's implementation of common core and to recommend changes.

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