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December 02, 2011

Anti-Common-Core Resolution Advances in Legislative Group

A resolution opposing the common standards advances at an organization of state lawmakers and private-sector business and think-tank organizations.

November 30, 2011

A Primer on the Common Assessments

Educators are keenly interested in what the new common assessments will look like, and need far more information about them than is currently available.

November 29, 2011

Caught Between Common Standards and Assessments

Some states and districts are uncertain of how to translate common standards into classroom teaching without knowing what the assessments designed for those standards will look like.

November 21, 2011

Common Assessments: Ohio Makes Its Choice

Ohio chooses an assessment approach for the common standards: it's the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

November 11, 2011

Alabama Board Resists Governor, Keeps Common Standards

The Alabama Board of Education votes against rescinding the common standards, despite a push from the state's governor.

November 04, 2011

Common-Standards Watch: Montana Makes 47

Montana adopts the common standards, leaving only four states that have not officially embraced them.

November 04, 2011

Kentucky to Model Professional Development for New Standards

Kentucky has been chosen as a demonstration site for a statewide professional-development model reflecting the new common standards.

November 01, 2011

Illinois High Schools' Scores Sink as State Tightens Up Rules

More than half of Illinois' high schools see test scores drop as the state closes a loophole that veiled poor performance.

October 28, 2011

Demonstrators Derail NYC Common-Standards Presentation

An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement takes over New York City's department of education, shutting down an education panel meeting about the common standards.

October 13, 2011

UPDATED: NCLB Waivers for States That Decline Common Standards, Tests?

Three of those intending to seek waivers from No Child Left Behind have not adopted common standards or signed up to work on common tests, two key areas of judgment in the waiver process.

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