A Massachusetts activist group, End Common Core, had been pushing to ask voters this November whether to get rid of the state's Common Core standards.
Recently in Standards Category
July 01, 2016
June 10, 2016
While the state says they changed 21 percent of the standards, a closer examination shows the task force, among other things, altered words, moved some standards around and changed the labels of a handful of math courses.
May 06, 2016
Republican Gov. Chris Christie ordered a point-by-point review of the Common Core State Standards after parents and teachers complained.
May 03, 2016
North Dakota and Wyoming state superintendents said this week that they will soon hire new testing vendors.
January 27, 2016
The lawsuit claims that the question scheduled for a vote on November's ballot is invalid and would revert the state to outdated academic standards.
January 14, 2016
A viral video contains several inaccuracies about who benefited from the standards.
December 28, 2015
The Common Core State Standards proved to be the most-frequent topic among the 10 most-read blog posts on State EdWatch in 2015.
November 16, 2015
In addition to the scores from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), Smarter Balanced, and other common-core tests from the past school year, the interactive presentation includes scores from previous state tests.
November 12, 2015
Massachusetts' education commissioner is recommending that students take a hybrid test in 2017 that would include material from both the state's own test and the PARCC common-core-aligned assessment.
November 04, 2015
Business executive Matt Bevin opposes the common core, which Kentucky is currently reviewing, and wants to create a new voucher program for students in the Bluegrass State.