The Connecticut Education Association would scrap the Smarter Balanced assessments and replace them with a series of shorter progress tests.
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March 12, 2015
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.
July 11, 2014
AFT posts new membership numbers, increasing to 1.6 million members.
July 11, 2014
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
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.