Both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers support Common Core State Standards, and both unions call for a moratorium on high stakes testing until initial implementation of these standards is successful.
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July 07, 2013
July 02, 2013
Oklahoma's state superintendent has announced that the state is withdrawing from a common-core testing consortium to go its own way.
June 27, 2013
US Secretary Arne Duncan recently gave a speech to the American Society of News Editors where he called out opponents to the Common Core State Standards but his speech led to more questions than answers.
June 27, 2013
North Carolina is moving away from the traditional high school math pathway to require that students complete integrated courses in the discipline.
June 26, 2013
The first edition of the accessibility and accommodations policy for ELLs and students with disabilities will be available July 25.
June 19, 2013
For teachers who work with English-language learners, there's more to grasp than the new common standards in English/language arts and mathematics and the coming assessments that go with them. Also coming are new and revamped English-language-proficiency standards connected to the language demands i...
May 31, 2013
Sandy Hayes, the President of the National Council of Teachers of English is asking for a moratorium on CCSS assessments so that schools and states can learn from the first year of implementation.
May 28, 2013
NY State Education Commissioner John King met with busniess leaders to get them to sell the Common Core State Standards to the public.
May 22, 2013
A controversial measure to block state spending in Kansas on the common-core standards, as well as new science standards, was dropped from a budget bill.
May 21, 2013
Even the American Girl® dolls cannot break away from Pearson and the Common Core State Standards.