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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December 05, 2013
In her executive order, Gov. Mary Fallin also says that the state's standards won't jeopardize student privacy or parents who home-school their children.
December 02, 2013
Compared to other tests from groups including ACT and Amplify, the study said Smarter Balanced assessments remained the best choice for Michigan.
November 22, 2013
The Oregon complaint targets the state school boards association, while a teachers' union in Maryland has also filed a grievance regarding work on common-core aligned curriculum.
November 21, 2013
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 19, 2013
Florida superintendents have also requested a three-year delay in common-core implementation, but that state's school board doesn't appear sympathetic to the idea.
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.
November 13, 2013
Superintendent Glenda Ritz objected to another state agency, created by Gov. Mike Pence this year, potentially taking control of common-core review away from her department.
November 11, 2013
Nov. 18 has been identified by some common-core opponents as an "opt out" day, while an Illinois senator has proposed delaying the standards in his state.