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April 04, 2014

South Carolina Withdrawing From Smarter Balanced Testing Consortium

The move by South Carolina to leave the testing consortium comes at a time when common core is facing political opposition in the state.

April 03, 2014

Bill Challenging Common Core Rejected by Louisiana Lawmakers

A bill that would have required Louisiana to develop new standards to replace its adoption of the common core died in the House of Representatives.

April 01, 2014

State Adoptions of the Common Core: Updating Our Map

We needed to revise our map to keep you abreast of the national state of play on the standards. And we'll continue to do so as the landscape changes.

April 01, 2014

Tracking Common-Core Backlash in State Legislatures

Amid all the noise, to what extent are states actually considering hedging their involvement with the common core or dropping it altogether?

March 27, 2014

Fuzzy Common-Core Warfare in Oklahoma Could Cement a Precedent

A push against the common core in Oklahoma is gathering momentum in the state legislature, but seems to hold unclear consequences for the standards.

March 24, 2014

Indiana Gov. Pence Voids 2010 Adoption of Common Core State Standards

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill voiding the state's previous adoption of the common core, but there's more to the story in a state that is moving quickly to adopt its own home-grown standards.

March 19, 2014

Race to the Top Reports Size Up Progress of Common-Core Implementation

Reports on states' progress with Race to the Top plans show that states are at significantly different stages of implementing the Common Core State Standards.

March 18, 2014

State Chiefs Spar with AFT and NEA Presidents Over Common Core

Leaders of the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association voice sharp disagreement with state education chiefs about the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

March 17, 2014

Florida Picks Common-Core Test From AIR, Not PARCC

Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart has selected the American Institutes for Research to develop a new common-core aligned exam for the state's assessment.

March 17, 2014

Arne Duncan Points State Chiefs to 'Common-Sense Middle' on Testing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said states need to take a balanced approach to assessments and use common-core tests wisely without relying on them too heavily.

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