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February 20, 2014

The Latest Tool in Defending Common Core: Tin Foil Hats?

A Missouri lawmaker pokes fun at common-core "conspiracy theorists" by requesting a state appropriation to pay for aluminum foil hats.

February 20, 2014

Examining How Common Core and Indiana's Draft Standards Differ

A comparison between kindergarten math standards in the Common Core State Standards and the draft Indiana standards released Feb. 19 reveal some important distinctions.

February 20, 2014

Indiana Releases Draft of New Academic Standards to Replace Common Core

The Indiana Department of Education has released a draft version of new content standards for English/language arts and math that would replace the Common Core State Standards that were adopted by the state in 2010.

February 19, 2014

NEA President Calls for Course Correction on 'Botched' Common Core

Dennis Van Roekel tells members in a letter that they "have a right to feel frustrated, upset, and angry about the poor commitment to implementing the standards correctly."

February 19, 2014

Poll: Building Character More Important Goal of K-12 Ed. Than Building Economy

When asked about the most important long-term goals of education, voters place the highest value on building character rather than building the economy. And most don't know what the common core is.

February 19, 2014

Eight Principles of Productive Gamification

Using games to promote learning isn't a new idea. But the widespread use of game-based adaptive learning systems, the explosion of mobile-learning applications, and the growing use of game-based strategies makes gamification one of the most important education trends of this decade.

February 18, 2014

Adjustments to Common Core in Florida Approved by State School Board

The changes to the common core in Florida include the addition of new standards related to calculus, and a new basic requirement for cursive writing.

February 18, 2014

Common Core and Parent Engagement

While the Standards have caught the imagination of educational reformers, their intended impact remains less clear to parents. School leaders can play an important role in providing context for parents.

February 14, 2014

Study Examines Cost Savings Through 'Machine Scoring' of Tests

A new study examines the cost savings available through scoring essay test items through automated machines, rather than by people.

February 13, 2014

Confusion Over a Wyo. Common-Core Bill; Push to Support Standards in Ga.

A Wyoming bill opposing the common core hasn't gone as far as initially thought by some, while a Georgia House resolution would restate support for the standards.

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