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February 12, 2015

Mass. Report: PARCC is Right Common-Core Test for Schools ... With Caveats

Do the two state assessments being used in the Bay State accurately measure "college- and career-readiness" of students that so many states now say is their top priority?

February 12, 2015

Conflict Looms After Top Officials for Arizona School Board Fired by State Chief

The move could increase tensions between Superintendent Diane Douglas, a foe of the common core, and the state school board, which continues to support it.

February 11, 2015

Testing Meltdown in Indiana as Officials Squabble Over 12-Hour ISTEP+

Gov. Mike Pence, Superintendent Glenda Ritz, and others are seeking emergency changes to the state test after an outcry that it would take students too long to complete.

February 10, 2015

'Fraction Phobia': The Root of Math Anxiety?

Hung-Hsi Wu, a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, explains why instruction on fractions, which he calls "the backbone of school mathematics," needed to change.

February 09, 2015

GOP Lawmakers Talk Plans for NCLB Rewrite at School Choice Jamboree

The real star of the day, however, was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Republican presidential hopeful who is spending the early part of this week in the nation's capital.

February 06, 2015

Online Videos Aim to Help Parents Make Sense of Common Core

A new series of videos aims to provide parents with a simple guide to determine whether their children have mastered concepts linked to the Common Core State Standards.

February 06, 2015

The Learning Our Teachers Deserve

Scott Hartl of Expeditionary Learning lays out a framework for powerful and effective professional development for teachers.

February 05, 2015

Connecting Parents With Common Core Through Remind & Twitter

Need to get parents engaged in the Common Core? Try social media.

February 04, 2015

Testing Plans Set for All 50 States: Check Out the Final Map

After a good deal of uncertainty regarding states' testing plans, we've now got a complete picture of who's doing what for 2014-15 testing.

February 03, 2015

Critical Gaps Linger in States' Policies on Postsecondary Readiness, Says Report

States have made progress in upgrading assessments and standards, but they aren't necessarily well aligned to each other and to high school diplomas, the study finds.

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