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March 12, 2015

Connecticut Union Offers Proposal to End Common-Core Tests

The Connecticut Education Association would scrap the Smarter Balanced assessments and replace them with a series of shorter progress tests.

December 30, 2014

In Surprise Veto, N.Y. Gov. Nixes Teacher-Evaluation 'Safety Net'

Gov. Cuomo has vetoed his own bill to delay the use of common-core tests in teachers' evaluations.

December 17, 2014

New Tennessee Chief Has Deep Teacher-Preparation Background

Candice McQueen has won plaudits for her work leading Lipscomb University's teacher-preparation efforts.

October 29, 2014

Teachers on the Common Core: Familiarity Breeds Approval

Teachers are about evenly split on whether they approve or disapprove of the common core; elementary teachers and those with the most experience implementing them view them the most favorably.

October 09, 2014

N.Y. Union Sues Over Common-Core Testing 'Gag Order'

New York State United Teachers has sued the state over a requirement that teachers administering and scoring common-core-aligned tests not disclose the items.

August 19, 2014

Survey: Teachers Are Knowledgeable About Common Core, But Wary

Teacher support for the common standards has dropped precipitously, even though they're among the best informed about the expectations.

July 13, 2014

AFT Common-Core Resolution Calls for Teacher Input in Implementation

After passionate debate, the union says it continues to support the "promise" of the common standards but wants to see changes in how they're being carried out.

July 11, 2014

AFT Membership Rises to 1.6M; Growth Mostly In Non-K-12 Categories

AFT posts new membership numbers, increasing to 1.6 million members.

July 11, 2014

AFT Will Award Grants to Help Affiliates Revise, Critique Common Core

AFT Innovation Fund grants will be awarded to affiliates to "critique and analyze the current standards, and/or review and comment on the research behind them."

July 03, 2014

New Business at NEA: Accountability and the Common Core

At the NEA's Representative Assembly, delegates passed a series of notable new business items on issues including testing, accountability, and the common-core standards.

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