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July 12, 2011

AFT Awards Grants for Common-Standards Work

The AFT's Innovation Fund awards grants to support implementation of common core standards.

July 07, 2011

Guiding Publishers on Curriculum for the Common Standards

New documents from the writers of the common standards seek to guide publishers in developing curriculum for the common standards in English/language arts.

July 06, 2011

Calif. Bill on Teaching Gay History Clears Another Hurdle

The bill would add LGBT students to the list of groups whose roles and contributions must be "accurately portrayed" in social studies courses.

July 05, 2011

Testing Coming to a Pre-K Near You?

The new Race to the Top challenge presses states to come up with ways to gauge the quality of their early-childhood programs, and develop standards and assessments to check the youngest students' progress.

June 30, 2011

UPDATED: Common-Assessment Group Cuts Back on Testing

A state consortium designing tests for the common standards cuts back on the number of tests in its design.

June 29, 2011

Educators Don't Understand Common Standards, Boards Told

Most educators still don't understand the difference between their own state standards and the common standards, an expert tells Southern state board members

June 29, 2011

States and Cities Take Early Steps Toward 3rd Grade Reading

A new crop of state laws and local initiatives seeks to build a strong early-childhood basis to lead to 3rd grade reading proficiency.

June 28, 2011

Transition to Online Assessment Sparks Collective 'Roadmap'

A publisher's online guide to computer-based testing has grown with input from states.

June 21, 2011

A National First: Maryland Students Must Be 'Green' to Graduate

Maryland becomes the first state in the country to require that students be environmentally literate in order to graduate from high school.

June 20, 2011

Principals: A Forgotten Link in the Common Core?

The new executive director of the NASSP has placed a high priority on preparing principals for the common standards.

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