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July 10, 2014

After Loss, Vendor Makes Offer to Resolve Dispute Over Common-Core Contract

The American Institutes for Research has reached out to PARCC to try to resolve a dispute over a lucrative, and controversial, common-core testing contract awarded to Pearson.

July 10, 2014

Louisiana State Board Members: Drop the PARCC Test, But Use PARCC Test Items

To break a political logjam, three Louisiana state board members have proposed using a hybrid of the state's current test and PARCC for the 2014-15 school year.

July 10, 2014

New Jersey and California Press On With Common Core

New Jersey readopts the common core in math and English/language arts, while California adopts the first instructional framework based on the new standards.

July 09, 2014

After Cyber Attacks, Kansas Board Votes to Not Report Test Scores

The Kansas state school board voted July 8 not to report data from state tests for the 2013-14 school year due to cyber attacks. What sort of precedent is there?

July 08, 2014

A District-Level Effort to Replace the Common Core State Standards

The Manchester district in the Granite State has worked to develop its own content standards. How do they differ from the common core?

July 08, 2014

Okla. Gov. Fallin: We Can Do Better Than Common Core

Oklahoma's governor, who once supported the common core but later signed off on her state's bid to dump it, writes that her state can improve K-12 performance on its own.

July 05, 2014

How Teachers Can More Effectively Speak Truth to Power

By participating more frequently and more vocally in the ongoing national dialogue about K-12 education, teachers can help ensure that discourse reflects reality and not merely the musings of policy elites

July 03, 2014

New Business at NEA: Accountability and the Common Core

At the NEA's Representative Assembly, delegates passed a series of notable new business items on issues including testing, accountability, and the common-core standards.

July 03, 2014

Protest of Pearson Common-Core Testing Contract Rejected

New Mexico's state purchasing agent, Lawrence O. Maxwell, has denied a protest of a major common-core testing contract that was filed by the American Institutes for Research.

July 03, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Extends NCLB Waivers for Six States

Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, South Dakota, Nevada, and Virginia are told they can keep their flexibility through the end of the upcoming school year.

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