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September 15, 2014

Common-Core Validation Committee Non-Signer Dylan Wiliam Shares a Couple Thoughts

In response to my post about Common Core advocates' five half-truths, Dylan Wiliam wrote to me explaining why he refused to sign off on the Common Core State Standards.

September 11, 2014

New 'Leaders and Laggards' Report From U.S. Chamber: Which States Improved?

Seven years after its "Leaders and Laggards" report took states to task over their K-12 policy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows what it thinks of the K-12 landscape in 2014.

September 10, 2014

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Wins Primary, But Progressives Show Dissatisfaction

As widely expected, incumbent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeated Democratic primary challenger and Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout on Sept. 9

September 10, 2014

In NPR Show, a Debate and a Vote on Common Core

Four partisans debated the Common Core State Standards as part of the very civil Intelligence Squared series, which will air on NPR.

September 10, 2014

ECS Takes Stock of States' Common-Core Activity

What has all the state-level actvity related to the Common Core State Standards added up to? The Education Commission of the States has some answers.

September 08, 2014

Pa. Gov. Corbett Urges Review as Part of Effort to 'Roll Back' Common Core

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett releases a somewhat ambiguous statement about the future of the Common Core State Standards in the Keystone State.

September 08, 2014

Education Policy and Politics in the N.Y. State Democratic Primary

What's the long-term fallout as Zephyr Teachout, an opponent of common core and high-stakes testing, takes on Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary?

September 08, 2014

The New York Times Magazine on Bill Gates' Latest Education Project

The magazine's annual education issue looks at the billionaire's support for the Big History Project, a new way to teach history as connected to other subjects.

September 04, 2014

For the Common Core, A Different Sort of Benchmark

The Concord Review, a journal of high school student history essays, makes a powerful argument for using student work in explaining academic standards.

September 04, 2014

Common Core's Five Big Half-Truths

Common Core advocates repeatedly stress five impressive claims. Here's a cheat sheet for evaluating those claims, which are far less compelling than they appear at first glance.

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