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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.

June 17, 2015

Johnny on the Spot: Ohio Gov. Kasich, Common Core, and the 2016 Campaign

Unlike fellow Republican Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is a sitting public official and common-core supporter who has parried a variety of attacks on the standards.

June 15, 2015

Big K-12 Dog Off the Porch: Jeb Bush Enters 2016 Race With Long Policy C.V.

Bush, who served two terms as Florida governor before leaving the office in 2007, has perhaps the most extensive and complicated track record in education among all the Republican candidates.

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