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November 01, 2010

Will Elections Shift the Winds for Common Standards?

If you have been following the wave of adoptions of the common standards, you might well wonder what the elections this week will hold for their future. As my colleague Erik noted below, this election is really worth watching for its potential impact on education. Even though 41 states have adopt...

October 28, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: Oregon's Adoption Makes 41

Yes, common-standards watchers, we have a new map for you. The Oregon board of education voted today to approve the common standards, making it the 41st state (including the District of Columbia) to do so. So this is what your Common-Standards Nation looks like now:

October 20, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: New Mexico Makes 40

New Mexico becomes the 40th state to adopt the common standards.

October 19, 2010

Implementing the Common Standards: Experts Weigh In

Now that most states have adopted the common standards, many minds are turning to the question of how to implement them. Case in point: a report out today from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. You might recall that the Fordham folks, here in Washington, have weighed in by grading the common standa...

October 13, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: With Kansas, It's 39

Kansas becomes the 39th state to adopt the common standards.

October 07, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: Maine Moves a Step Closer

Maine's commissioner of education approves the common standards, but the legislature still must approve them in order for that adoption to become final.

October 06, 2010

Computer Science Education Getting Short Shrift, Study Finds

A new coalition has also been formed to help elevate the status of computer science education in U.S. schools.

September 30, 2010

STEM Roundup II: Diversity, Engineering Standards, and Computer Science

Several new reports focus on aspects of improving K-12 education in the STEM fields.

September 30, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: Minnesota's ELA Makes 38

Minnesota becomes the 38th state to adopt the common standards, but only in English/language arts

September 29, 2010

Common-Standards Watch: South Dakota Takes A Step

The South Dakota board of education votes to move common standards to the public-hearing stage.

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