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September 11, 2014

Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners

The Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools is also spearheading a project to upgrade common-core-aligned instructional materials for English-learners.

September 08, 2014

Pa. Gov. Corbett Urges Review as Part of Effort to 'Roll Back' Common Core

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett releases a somewhat ambiguous statement about the future of the Common Core State Standards in the Keystone State.

September 04, 2014

For the Common Core, A Different Sort of Benchmark

The Concord Review, a journal of high school student history essays, makes a powerful argument for using student work in explaining academic standards.

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.

August 14, 2014

Teachers of English-Learners Feel Least Prepared for Common Core, Survey Finds

An October 2013 survey of teachers by the Education Week Research Center shows that teachers feel least confident in their preparation to teach the common-core standards to English-language learners.

July 30, 2014

Flashback: 1989 Poll Finds American Public 'Ready for National Curriculum'

With common-core backlash high on the public radar, a 25-year-old poll seems to illustrate a big shift in public opinion. Or maybe not.

June 06, 2014

Student Literacy in Washington Spotlighted in PEN/Faulkner Panel Discussion

A Washington Post book critic and three panelists discuss student literacy within the context of what it means to be the nation's most literate city.

June 05, 2014

ELLs Test-Drive New English-Language Proficiency Assessments

English-language learners in states belonging to the WIDA consortium have been field-testing new, common-core aligned English-language proficiency assessments in speaking, reading, and writing this spring.

May 27, 2014

Oklahoma Governor Mulls Common-Core Repeal

Both houses of the state legislature passed a bill that would require Oklahoma to draft a new set of standards in math and English/language arts. But it's far from certain that Gov. Mary Fallin, a common-core backer, will sign it.

May 21, 2014

Testing Landscape Fragments as More States Opt Out of Consortium Tests

An Education Week analysis of all the states' testing plans shows that although most states belong to one of the assessment consortia, many plan to use other tests in 2014-15.

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