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June 09, 2014

Common-Core Pullouts in S.C. and Okla.: A Bad Sign?

States' rejection of common standards might not mean that the states are rejecting deeper learning, but advocates need to be vigilant.

June 05, 2014

ELLs Test-Drive New English-Language Proficiency Assessments

English-language learners in states belonging to the WIDA consortium have been field-testing new, common-core aligned English-language proficiency assessments in speaking, reading, and writing this spring.

June 05, 2014

Are Bad Ideas Making Us Miss the Good Ones?

Instructional coaching expert Jim Knight offers some great tools to help teachers improve, but in this era of accountability our focus on bad ideas may prevent us from seeing the good ones like Jim offers.

June 03, 2014

District Leaders Mostly Back Common Core, But Troubled by Implementation

A survey of 500 district superintendents and administrators across 48 states shows mostly strong support for the common-core standards, but it also finds concern that the standards are being implemented too quickly with insufficient support.

May 30, 2014

Common-Core Test Experts Explain ELL and Special Education Supports

Foremost experts on common-core testing supports for English-learners and students with disabilities answered a range of readers' questions.

May 20, 2014

Are Common-Core Conspiracy Theories Drowning Out Real Issues?

Or, how the Common Core State Standards were actually designed to sell butter substitutes.

May 19, 2014

In States Replacing Common Core, Teachers Get In on Standards

Missouri may soon be the next state to drop the Common Core State Standards, but that would open up the door for teachers to get involved in the new standards.

May 14, 2014

Fewer Than 40 Percent of Seniors Are Prepared for College, NAEP Analysis Finds

Based on a new analysis from the NAEP governing board, only 39 percent of 12th graders are ready for entry-level college courses in math and 38 percent in reading.

May 09, 2014

Common Core: What Does It Mean for Boys?

In today's guest blog by Kelley King and Ralph Fletcher, they ask what the Common Core means for boys, and they offer some positive answers.

May 05, 2014

Common-Core Lesson Co. Announces Teacher 'Dream Team'

LearnZillion, a company that provides teacher-created lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards, has announced the members of its 2014 teacher "Dream Team."

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