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December 10, 2014

Push to Reduce Test Scores' Weight in Evaluations Announced by Tenn. Governor

Gov. Bill Haslam's push to significantly alter teacher evaluations follows the governor's announcement in October that he wants a public review of the Common Core State Standards in Tennessee.

December 08, 2014

The Common Core Journey

Teachers transitioning to the Common Core are all driving on a road that's dark except for the final destination. We have the added burden of building and modifying the car as we drive it, because there is no one curriculum to follow.

December 01, 2014

With Governor's Race on Horizon, Sen. Vitter Changes Stance on Common Core

Vitter, who announced plans to run for Louisiana governor last January, praised the common standards in August, but now says they are endangering education for several reasons.

December 01, 2014

PARCC Testing Begins Today for Some High School Students

About 30,000 high school students in six states will take the first official round of common-core-aligned tests created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers over the next several weeks.

December 01, 2014

Missouri Must Stop Payments for Common-Core Test, Judge Orders

Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green issued the order on Nov. 25 as part of a court case brought by a group of Missourians who are challenging the state's membership in Smarter Balanced.

November 28, 2014

Pearson's Work on PARCC Common-Core Field Tests Scrutinized in Survey

A review of field testing for the PARCC tests found that many school officials had frustrations student with the student- registration process and test-administration manuals.

November 26, 2014

Illinois Parent Group Pushes State to Delay Common-Core Testing

Parents are signing a petition asking state education leaders to seek a federal waiver delaying tests developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

November 13, 2014

Kevin Huffman Leaving Post as Tennessee K-12 Chief

Huffman was appointed state education commissioner in 2011, and has overseen major changes in Tennessee education policy, many of them tied to the common core.

November 03, 2014

For New Common-Core Test, Ariz. Picks American Institutes for Research

The new test will be called the AzMERIT exam, and will replace the state's Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tests

November 03, 2014

Online Common Core Testing Delayed in Louisiana

Superintendent John White announces that students in elementary and middle school will take the exam on paper, rather than on computer, this academic year.

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