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May 27, 2015

Louisiana Common-Core Compromise Progresses, But Uncertainty Tags Along

Louisiana's compromise concerning the Common Core State Standards is moving ahead in the state legislature, but it hasn't crossed the finish line or cleared other hurdles.

May 21, 2015

Republican Focus Group Shows Jeb Bush's Support for Common Core No Big Deal

The focus group was asked if they thought the common core was important, and if they were bothered by Bush's position regarding the standards.

May 21, 2015

Focus Group Responds to Question About Jeb Bush: 'Common Core, What Is That?'

What did a focus group of Iowa Republicans say when asked about the common core and prospective candidate Jeb Bush's support for it?

May 21, 2015

The NYSED Meetings: Leading to Change or More of the Same?

Like a child who regularly misbehaves, the New York State Education Department's behavior leaves educators, leaders and parents feeling uncertain, even if they are trying to do the right thing. Officials are meeting with educators and leaders from districts around the state to talk about opting out and high stakes testing. Will they really listen?

May 20, 2015

Math Groups Criticize EdReports' Textbook Reviews in Open Letter

The Consumer Reports-style reviews of common-core instructional materials posted by EdReports.org are incomplete, contain errors, and misrepresent what's important in the common standards, claim two national groups of math educators.

May 18, 2015

Rand Paul: National Tests OK, But Wants Silicon Valley Over Uncle Sam

"I'm not arguing against any kind of national communication or even national testing. I took national tests when I was a kid," Sen. Rand Paul said in a recent interview.

May 18, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, Presidential Candidate, Not Opposed to National Testing

That education made it into the 10-minute Meet the Press interview at all is a big deal, and bodes well for education as an issue in the 2016 election cycle.

May 13, 2015

Award-Winning Principal Carol Burris Steps Down to Fight New Evaluations

Carol Burris, a nationally recognized principal, announced recently that she will be resigning from her position after this school year, citing test-heavy teacher-evaluation processes as a key reason for her departure.

May 12, 2015

Stanford Professor: Stop With the Math Memorization

Mathematics education in the United States puts far too much emphasis on memorization, says Stanford professor Jo Boaler.

May 12, 2015

Building Research Skills Through Global Primary Sources

The Common Core State Standard require students to conduct original research. Here are resources and project ideas to help!

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