About 9 out of 10 math and English/language arts teachers say having state standards is good for classroom instruction, according to a recent survey. But less than one-third of teachers say they support the use of the state tests.
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October 04, 2017
March 23, 2016
On common-core implementation, 70 percent of district leaders said their district had made good or excellent progress toward Common Core implementation. But teachers say there's room for improvement.
February 01, 2016
Teachers reported getting professional development on common-core topics, but not always focused on the areas they needed the most help on.
March 12, 2015
The Connecticut Education Association would scrap the Smarter Balanced assessments and replace them with a series of shorter progress tests.
December 30, 2014
Gov. Cuomo has vetoed his own bill to delay the use of common-core tests in teachers' evaluations.
December 17, 2014
Candice McQueen has won plaudits for her work leading Lipscomb University's teacher-preparation efforts.
October 29, 2014
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
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
Teacher support for the common standards has dropped precipitously, even though they're among the best informed about the expectations.
July 13, 2014
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.