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## July 06, 2015

### Are Test Scores Proving Fears About Common-Core High School Math Correct?

In three states that released preliminary common-core test scores in July, high school students failed to meet predictions for math proficiency. Did experts warn us this was coming?

## July 02, 2015

### Idaho Smarter Balanced Test Scores Largely Beat State's Projections

The state released proficiency rates on the English/language arts and math exams for grades 3-8 and 11, as well as what the state had projected would be the results.

## June 30, 2015

### Close Reading: A Conversation, Not an 'Interrogation'

In this Q&A, the authors of a new book discuss what good close reading looks like in classrooms, and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of it.

## June 30, 2015

### Step Right Up! GOP Candidates Play 'Hit Jeb Bush With Common-Core Hammer'

It's happened over and over. It's been both subtle and obvious. And it's come from at least one former supporter of the standards

## June 30, 2015

### A 'Common-Core Math' Problem: How Many States Have Adopted the Standards?

Five years after the Common Core State Standards were unveiled, many of you might still be stumped by this question: Just how many states have adopted the common core?

## June 24, 2015

### Jindal Declares 2016 White House Run; Brings Record on Standards, Choice

Gov. Bobby Jindal's K-12 record in the Pelican State is heavy on the Republican's varied positions on the Common Core State Standards, and on his support for school choice.

## June 24, 2015

### What Two Schools Are Doing About Teachers' Math Anxiety

"[K]ids aren't likely to buy into doing tougher math with teachers who are inwardly hyperventilating about the subject themselves," says a new brief from a New York City-based policy institute.

## June 23, 2015

### PARCC Showdown in Arkansas as Governor Tries to Kill Test

Earlier this month, the Arkansas board of education voted 7-1 to continue using the PARCC exam, but Gov. Asa Hutchinson is refusing to go along.

## June 22, 2015

### Maine Leaves Common-Core Test Consortium

The legislation means that Maine will have to search for a new English/language arts and math assessment for the 2015-16 school year.

## June 18, 2015

### La. Court Rules Against Gov. Bobby Jindal's Bid to Stop Common-Core Testing

A Louisiana court has ruled against Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in his attempt to block state testing aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

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