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October 10, 2014

Michigan Offers To Waive Online Testing Requirement for Some Schools

With the spring 2015 deadline for implementing online testing drawing near, some Michigan administrators are expressing last-minute concerns about the technological readiness of their schools.

October 09, 2014

Massachusetts Insists On Assessment Choice Despite Federal Wrist Slap

The Bay State will give districts the choice of using PARCC or MCAS this spring, even though the U.S. Department of Education said that doing so would violate federal law.

October 09, 2014

Common-Core Side Effects: Worth the Costs?

Something is missing in the raging debate about the Common Core, and in today's guest blog Yong Zhao addresses it.

October 08, 2014

How PD Defeats PR

CCSS can spend weeks building a beautiful machine, but PD can dismantle it in just a few hours.

October 08, 2014

With Tests Looming, Much Common-Core Work Still Unfinished, Survey Says

A survey of district superintendents finds that they increasingly see the standards as a potent way to improve students' skills. But many have not fully implemented the necessary curriculum and professional development.

October 07, 2014

Georgia High School Teachers Dislike Integrated Math

Nearly 85 percent of Georgia teachers participating in a recent survey said they would rather use the traditional algebra-geometry-algebra 2 pathway for high school math than the integrated model the state currently requires.

October 07, 2014

Urban Parents Say Common Core Helpful to Children, Survey Finds

A recent survey found that nearly half of K-12 parents in urban districts had a positive impression of the Common Core State Standards.

October 06, 2014

Survey: Half of Urban Parents Say Common Core Is Beneficial

In a recent survey, the Council of the Great City Schools found that half of K-12 parents in urban districts said the Common Core State Standards were beneficial to their children.

October 03, 2014

Professor: Math Mastery Requires Practice, Not Common-Core's 'Conceptual Understanding'

Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., says the key to math expertise is practice, not conceptual understanding as common-core proponents would have educators believe.

October 02, 2014

Creating Common-Core-Aligned IEPs Still a Challenge for Many Teachers

In a Oct. 1 Twitter chat, teachers shared their thoughts on their work with the common core and special education students

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