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April 09, 2014

Stephen Colbert Takes on Common-Core Tests

The comedian mocked the possibly confusing terminology used on assessments aligned to the common standards.

March 28, 2014

N.Y.C. Teachers' Group Proposes Fixes for Common-Core Implementation

A group of New York City teachers associated with teacher-advocacy organization Educators 4 Excellence laid out ways to address the challenges being faced throughout the state.

March 25, 2014

What Standards Are Indiana Educators Teaching to Today?

Indiana adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010. On Monday, Gov. Mike Pence revoked them. What's a teacher to do?

March 19, 2014

Authors Lament Dearth of Black Characters in Children's Fiction

Two prominent African-American children's book authors, and at least one language arts teacher, say the lack of black characters in recent children's literature has series implications for students' understanding of the world.

March 12, 2014

Cutting Through Common-Core Math Confusion

A new Education Week webinar will try to clear up at least a little confusion around a problem many districts face.

March 06, 2014

Common-Core Debates on the Internet Getting Weird

The Internet can be a great way to spread information, but Common Core State Standards may not be suited for viral social-media sharing.

February 28, 2014

Designing Infographics for Common-Core Instruction

Easel.ly, a website for designing graphics, demonstrates in a blog series how educators can use infographics in aligning reading and literature instruction to the Common Core State Standards.

January 14, 2014

Superintendent Accused of Strong-Arming Teachers to Support Common Core

In another example of the heated controversies still swirling around the Common Core State Standards, a state senator in Mississippi charged last week that a local school district superintendent had threatened to fire teachers for expressing opposition to the Common Core State Standards.

January 13, 2014

Study: Novel Reading Generates Sustained Boost in Neural Connectivity

A new study out of Emory University offers evidence that reading novels is more than just high-level entertainment. It also appears to be good for your brain.

November 26, 2013

Ill. Elementary School Tries Subject-Area Assignments

In an Ill. elementary school, students switch classes so teachers can focus on particular subject areas as the school adapts to the Common Core State Standards.

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