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April 10, 2014

Tenn. Teachers' Union Credits Motivational Video, Not Policy Efforts, for NAEP Gains

The Tennessee Education Association is pushing the idea that the states' NAEP gains could be explained in part by a motivational video shown before the test.

April 09, 2014

Math Teacher Talk: 'How Do You Like Common Core?'

An overheard conversation on the way to an annual conference for math teachers highlights some timely and very thorny issues around the Common Core State Standards.

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.

April 04, 2014

National Opt-Out Advocacy Group Claims Website Was Hacked, 'Trashed'

Administrators of a national website that is the go-to source for information and advice about boycotting state assessments say the site has been hacked.

April 04, 2014

South Carolina Withdrawing From Smarter Balanced Testing Consortium

The move by South Carolina to leave the testing consortium comes at a time when common core is facing political opposition in the state.

April 03, 2014

Field-Testing of Common-Core Exams Gets Off to Shaky Start at Md. High School

At Thomas S. Wootton High School in Maryland, educators seem to agree that field-testing for the common-core exams has been problematic.

April 03, 2014

We Need Changes Beyond School, Too

Meier: We apparently have settled for closing the test-score gaps between the poor and rich on at least math and reading tests.

April 02, 2014

Kansas Suspends State Tests Following Cyber Attacks

Attacks perpetrated by unknown hackers forced Kansas officials to suspend administration of pilot exams meant to prepare schools for the transition to new academic standards.

April 02, 2014

Former Teacher Joins House Education Panel; Bipartisan Research Bill Out Today

Rep. Mark Takano, a former teacher from Riverside, Calif., has been tapped to serve on the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

April 01, 2014

PARCC Membership Drops to 17

With the recent defection of Florida, membership in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has fallen to 16 states, plus the District of Columbia, as reflected in an updated EdWeek map.

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