U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged state policymakers to better communicate about transitions to new standards and tests, and to move faster toward digital classroom materials.
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March 14, 2014
February 24, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged state leaders to lead the way on expanding access to early education at a meeting in Washington Feb. 23.
February 06, 2014
Rep. Phil Gingrey wants to stop the federal government "from either directly or indirectly mandating or incentivizing state and local academic standards and curricula."
February 05, 2014
Does the widespread rebuke by states of the Medicaid expansion show that states are not so easily coerced by the federal government--and its money--after all?
December 24, 2013
A review of the top curriculum posts of 2013, and a lighthearted look ahead to the headlines you probably won't see in 2014.
December 17, 2013
A report from the New America foundation raises the question of whether states are intervening in the rights schools under their NCLB waivers.
November 19, 2013
An organizer of the protest day against common core says her work is just beginning, while a "Moms Against Duncan" group recently started.
November 18, 2013
A lawsuit challenging the validity of common core has been filed in Kentucky, while state chiefs continue to grapple with public perceptions of the standards.
September 24, 2013
There seems to be some disparity between Gov. Rick Scott's public comments on a common-core testing consortium and his official correspondence on the matter.
September 17, 2013
The first of two business meetings in one week designed to bolster support for the common core is taking place in Washington Sept. 17 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.