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September 16, 2014

Pirate Talk: A New Requirement in High Schools?

A marketing company uses the common core in a light-hearted spoof.

September 12, 2014

PARCC Makes Speaking-and-Listening Test Optional

With concerns about testing time high on its radar, PARCC decides it needs more time to figure out how to standardize a portion of the test that is embedded in daily classroom instruction.

September 12, 2014

Does the Common Core Limit Teaching?

A poll showing opposition to the Common Core reflects a misunderstanding of how the standards encourage engaging instruction, as two school examples show.

September 11, 2014

Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners

The Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools is also spearheading a project to upgrade common-core-aligned instructional materials for English-learners.

September 05, 2014

Leadership 360: Are We Recycling the Same Conversations?

Do you ever feel like we have been talking about the same educational issues decade after decade? We are!

September 05, 2014

AFT Grant Program Invites Teachers to Revise, Monitor Common-Core Standards

Teachers can apply for grants from the American Federation of Teachers to improve the Common Core State Standards.

September 04, 2014

California Higher Education Systems Pledge Common-Core Support

All four segments of California's higher education system are working to align admissions and teacher-preparation programs to reflect the common core.

August 29, 2014

Which Kind of Teaching?

How teaching practices are observed and evaluated can determine whether teachers shift to deeper learning approaches.

August 28, 2014

Oklahoma Loses Waiver Over Academic Standards; Indiana, Kansas Waivers Extended

The U.S. Department of Education approved No Child Left Behind waiver extensions for Indiana and Kansas, but not Oklahoma, which abandoned the common core earlier this summer.

August 27, 2014

Obama Administration's Education Policies at the Heart of New Lawsuit

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is on a warpath to repeal the common core and accompanying tests in Louisiana, plans to sue the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for forcing states to adopt the them.

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