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October 16, 2014

Getting Past Surreal Arguments on the Common Core

Casey: In my judgment, the [common-core] standards have the potential to do some real good.

October 15, 2014

State and District Leaders Vow to Reduce Testing, Stick With Annual Assessments

State school chiefs and urban district leaders committed to eliminating redundant tests, but they also made clear that they will not back away from annual standardized testing.

October 15, 2014

Waiverless Oklahoma Navigates Tough Transition Back to NCLB

Back in August, Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, and accountability in that state has been unsettled ever since.

October 10, 2014

Two States Ask the Education Department for Testing Flexibility, But Get Two Different Reponses

Massachusetts faces no consequences from its decision to let districts choose which test to give next spring, but when Colorado explored the possibility of doing the same, the U.S. Department of Education gave it no opening.

October 10, 2014

Growing Global: Reflections on 10 Years in the Field

The Global Learning blog is beginning a series, starting today, to reflect on the state of global competence and the growth we have seen over the years in programs and policies that promote it. This is what we will endeavor to do over the course of the next nine weeks in this blog—look at where we are and from where we have come, how we have grown, and the challenges we still face.

October 09, 2014

N.Y. Union Sues Over Common-Core Testing 'Gag Order'

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.

October 09, 2014

The Common Core in California: An Interview With Mike Kirst

An interview with Michael Kirst, president of California's State Board of Education, on the challenges in implementing the Common Core.

October 08, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul Talks Common Core, Sounds Like a Presidential Candidate

With his comments against the Common Core State Standards, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looks more and more like a presidential candidate.

October 07, 2014

Urban Parents Say Common Core Helpful to Children, Survey Finds

A recent survey found that nearly half of K-12 parents in urban districts had a positive impression of the Common Core State Standards.

October 03, 2014

Common-Core Testing Market Dominated by Familiar Players

An Education Week review of federally funded, common-core testing contracts shows McGraw-Hill/CTB, Pearson, and ETS winning the biggest deals.

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