The AFT's Innovation Fund awards grants to support implementation of common core standards.
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July 12, 2011
July 07, 2011
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
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
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
A state consortium designing tests for the common standards cuts back on the number of tests in its design.
June 29, 2011
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
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
A publisher's online guide to computer-based testing has grown with input from states.
June 21, 2011
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
The new executive director of the NASSP has placed a high priority on preparing principals for the common standards.