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August 25, 2014

Common-Core Testing Group Shortens English/Language Arts Assessment

The PARCC consortium drops some items from its literacy test, saying that it could still test the standards sufficiently with fewer items.

August 19, 2014

Judge Lifts Jindal's Suspension of Common-Core Tests in Louisiana

A Louisiana judge has granted a preliminary injunction that lifts the suspension of the tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards imposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal nearly two months ago.

August 13, 2014

Tracking the Fight Over Common Core in Louisiana, From 2010 to the Present

What's the history of the common core and PARCC tests in Louisiana, and when did things start to get complicated?

August 07, 2014

Feds Using PARCC Test to Illegally Control Curriculum, La. Gov. Jindal Argues

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal argued that the state's use of testing from a federally funded consortium would amount to illegal control over curriculum by Washington.

August 03, 2014

Globally Minded vs. Globally Competitive Schools

We live in such a competitive society and we replicate this competition in our schools. Is the purpose of education to create winners and losers?

August 01, 2014

A Closer Look at a Math Performance Task From PARCC

A group of Maryland math educators take a close look at a 4th grade performance task, and several are surprised by the level of advanced thinking it requires.

July 31, 2014

Pearson Reports Sales Decline, 4,000 Jobs Dropped in Restructuring Process

Pearson reported a sales decline of 6.5% in the first half of 2014. CEO John Fallon is hopeful that restructuring costs and job cuts will position the company for future growth in 2015 and beyond.

July 31, 2014

AIR Appeals Pearson's Common-Core Testing Contract in N.M. Court

The American Institutes for Research is seeking to break up a potentially big Common Core testing contract that it says was improperly bundled and skewed to favor Pearson.

July 22, 2014

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to Common Core

A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.

July 18, 2014

Louisiana Schools Stare Into Common-Core Testing Abyss as Officials Clash

A July 17 discussion between Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White failed to break a political and policy disagreement over common-core testing.

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