Acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James H. Shelton argued that other nations' decision to expand on what has been successful U.S. education policy helps explain lagging U.S. scores on PISA.
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High school students will not take the common-core-aligned exam in 2015, state Superintendent John White announced, under a plan giving Louisiana schools a decade to meet score expectations.
November 12, 2013
California state board members have asked for revisions to draft regulations governing the state's new K-12 funding plan following criticism from several groups.
November 07, 2013
Several states where 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress scores showed no statistically significant improvement chose to focus on how their students performed against national averages.
August 09, 2013
New York, California and Wyoming have all reported broad declines in students' test performance this year, attributing the drops in varying degrees to the Common Core State Standards.
August 02, 2013
A conservative member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.
August 01, 2013
A document published by the Associated Press might reveal how Indiana officials altered the state's A-F accountability system in September 2012.
July 31, 2013
Questions remain about actions by Indiana K-12 chief Tony Bennett regarding the state's A-F accountability system and an Indianapolis charter school in 2012.
July 22, 2013
Texas is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.
June 25, 2013
Sec. Arne Duncan defended the Common Core State Standards from what he called false political attacks in prepared remarks to newspaper editors.