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February 01, 2012

UPDATE: GE Foundation Invests $18 Million in Common-Core Work

The GE Foundation awards $18 million to a nonprofit that was central in writing the common standards, to work with teachers in implementing the new learning goals.

January 27, 2012

Indiana Common-Standards Challenge Fails

A legislative challenge to Indiana's adoption of the common standards fails.

January 26, 2012

Common-Standards Challenge: Engaging in 'Close Reading'

Chief academic officers gather to discuss the deep shifts in instruction required by the common standards in English/language arts.

January 25, 2012

Va. Senate Votes to End Science, History Testing for 3rd Graders

The Virginia Senate delivered a bipartisan vote in favor of a bill that would end required state testing of 3rd graders in science and history.

January 25, 2012

States Anticipate Technology Challenges With Common Tests

A new survey of states finds that they anticipate significant technological challenges implementing tests for the common standards.

January 23, 2012

Searching for Resources to Teach the Common Standards

The hunt for instructional resources for the common standards is starting to yield more results.

January 12, 2012

Report: States Have 'Far to Go' in Transition to Common Core

A new study shows that state have a long way to go before they have blueprints to implement the common standards.

January 11, 2012

School Inspections Eyed as State Strategy in Post-NCLB Era

A new case study suggests that the English system of school inspections could be a model for states to rethink accountability.

January 10, 2012

Race to Top States Dinged, But Not on Common Core

Even as some states get scolded for making insufficient progress on Race to the Top plans, common-core standards-and-assessment work is not the target of much federal criticism.

January 06, 2012

New Hampshire Law Gives Parents More Say Over Curriculum

A measure just approved in New Hampshire gives parents new authority to seek alternatives to any aspect of the school curriculum they find objectionable.

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