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July 29, 2014

Louisiana Board Joins Common-Core-Testing Suit Against Governor Jindal

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-4 on July 29 to join a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the governor's to block a common-core-aligned test.

July 28, 2014

Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'?

Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.

July 28, 2014

Are Many States Behind Schedule With Their Common-Core Contracts?

Eleven states made at least 10 common core-related contracting awards in the last two years, while 20 states have had no awards, or only one, a new report says.

July 25, 2014

Common Core Contracting Shows Uneven Trends, Study Finds

The most active states have 10 or more common-core related bids, RFPs or awarded contracts on record; more than half of states have had none or one, as of 2013.

July 24, 2014

Glenn Beck Common-Core Event Enlists Parents in Battling the Standards

The conservative TV host had parents in his studio and in movie-theater audiences as he led a strategy session for how to get states to withdraw from the common standards.

July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Raising Standards Requires Transition Leadership

Perhaps, it is not the decision that is the problem per se; perhaps, it is the strategy for implementation. If leaders reach out to those who are impacted, they can explain rationales, allow preparation time and help people through the necessary transitions.

July 23, 2014

Glenn Beck Uses Simulcast Theater Event to Target Common Core

The conservative TV host called on Americans to urge their state lawmakers to reverse their states' participation in the common standards.

July 22, 2014

Lawsuit Attacks Louisiana Governor Over Common-Core Testing

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit targeting Gov. Bobby Jindal say the GOP governor is improperly attempting to usurp power by blocking the state's common-core testing contract.

July 22, 2014

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to Common Core

A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.

July 21, 2014

New Lawsuit Challenges Adoption of Common Core in Louisiana

The 17 state legislators who are plaintiffs in the legal complaint allege state law regarding public notice wasn't followed by the state school board.

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