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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.

May 20, 2014

Are Common-Core Conspiracy Theories Drowning Out Real Issues?

Or, how the Common Core State Standards were actually designed to sell butter substitutes.

May 19, 2014

In States Replacing Common Core, Teachers Get In on Standards

Missouri may soon be the next state to drop the Common Core State Standards, but that would open up the door for teachers to get involved in the new standards.

May 05, 2014

Common-Core Lesson Co. Announces Teacher 'Dream Team'

LearnZillion, a company that provides teacher-created lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards, has announced the members of its 2014 teacher "Dream Team."

April 28, 2014

Smarter Balanced Membership Dips to 22

South Carolina withdraws from the common-core assessment consortium even though its state board of education favors staying in the group.

April 28, 2014

The Federal Role in State Education Accountability Systems

How to balance the federal government's interest in making sure that federal education funds are well spent with the states' interest in retaining their constitutional right to enact their own education policies.

April 09, 2014

Stephen Colbert Takes on Common-Core Tests

The comedian mocked the possibly confusing terminology used on assessments aligned to the common standards.

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