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December 23, 2014

Mass. Gov.-Elect Picks K-12 Philanthropy Official as New Education Secretary

Jim Peyser currently works for the NewSchools Venture Fund, and has strong ties to charter schools and past Republican governors in the Bay State.

September 11, 2013

Paper: Federal Officials Should Detail Their Common-Core Work

A Boston advocacy group argues that federal law and long-standing tradition fly in the face of one set of shared academic expectations.

May 13, 2013

Common-Core Pushback to the Pushback: Who Has the Political Mojo?

Various opponents of the common core are taking stock of their positions and momentum from both the right and left sides of the aisle.

February 04, 2013

Common Core Foes Ponder Next Steps But Don't Root for Failure

Foes of the Common Core State Standards want states to innovate and non-traditional public schools to avoid the increased "regulation" from the common core.

December 14, 2012

Common Core to Cost Kansas Districts up to $30M Annually

Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Kansas will cost between $32 million and $60 million over the next two years, a state audit reported.

December 06, 2012

Will the Common Standards Downsize Literature?

New expectations of a heavier focus on "informational text" have catapulted the standards into the public eye like never before. Common-core authors say the anxiety about a cutback of literature are unfounded.


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