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June 28, 2016

Major Publishers Get Poor Reviews for High School Common-Core Math Books

The curriculum review website EdReports.org released its first round of results for high school math textbooks—and three of the major publishers performed quite poorly.

June 24, 2016

1 in 5 Teachers Unfamiliar With the Common-Core Standards for Writing

A recent survey finds that teachers say the common-core standards have led them to focus more on teaching writing than they have in the past, and yet they haven't gotten the proper training to do so.

June 23, 2016

Common-Core Survey: Math Teachers Say Parents Are Struggling to Reinforce Skills

Elementary and middle school math teachers have mixed feelings on the Common Core State Standards, saying both that they set unrealistic expectations and will have long-term benefits, according to the results of a survey.

June 17, 2016

Louisiana to Require Teaching Cursive All the Way Through 12th Grade

Starting in 2017, students in Louisiana schools will learn cursive writing in 3rd grade—and they'll keep getting instruction on it through graduation.

June 16, 2016

States Still Working to Align Tests to Standards, New Map Shows

Research by C-SAIL, a new group that's tracking standards implementation and testing, finds that some states are still working to fully implement standards in the classroom, and some have yet to reach that goal.

June 15, 2016

What Does 'Proficient' on the NAEP Test Really Mean?

A Twitter spat illustrates how complicated it can be to determine what scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress really say about student learning.

June 10, 2016

Louisiana's Common-Core Replacement: What's Really New Here?

Louisiana legislators approved a new set of academic standards to replace the Common Core State Standards—but how much do the new standards really differ?

June 02, 2016

New York Releases Majority of Common-Core Test Questions

The New York state education department announced it was releasing 75 percent of the multiple-choice items from its 2016 common-core-aligned math and English/language arts tests, up from 50 percent last year.

May 25, 2016

In California, Common-Core Opposition Rooted in Disapproval of Obama

Republicans are 90 percent more likely than Democrats to oppose the Common Core State Standards, according to an analysis of California poll data. And most of that opposition is explained by disapproval of President Obama's performance.

May 23, 2016

Gates Chief Acknowledges Common-Core Missteps

In a letter posted today on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's website, CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann acknowledged that the group had made some miscalculations regarding implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

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