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September 05, 2013

Maine Gov. Signs Order Proclaiming Local Control Over Standards

By guest blogger Catherine Gewertz Under pressure from common-core opponents, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage has signed an executive order declaring that the state's schools are fully in charge of the academic standards that guide their teaching. Maine adopted the common standards in April of 2011. Acc...

August 29, 2013

Common Core Roundup, Featuring a Florida Bill and Toni Morrison

Common core news developments continue in various states as lawmakers consider the standards in Alabama, Florida, and Michigan.

August 22, 2013

Review of Common Core Demanded by Georgia Gov. Deal

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, has requested the state school board to conduct a new evaluation of the Common Core State Standards.

August 20, 2013

Common Core Support, and Opposition, Increase in K-12 Policy Poll

A poll published by Education Next shows both support and opposition to the common core growing in 2013, with the latter nearly doubling.

August 09, 2013

Common Core: How Much is it Damaging Test Scores?

New York, California and Wyoming have all reported broad declines in students' test performance this year, attributing the drops in varying degrees to the Common Core State Standards.

August 07, 2013

Tests Aligned to Common Core in New York State Trigger Score Drops

Test scores in New York state dropped dramatically as students adjusted to the new assessments aligned to the common core.

August 07, 2013

States' Common-Core To-Do Lists Topped by Tests, Curricula

The Common Core State Standards will drive major changes in instruction and curricula, most respondents in a survey of state education officials say.

August 02, 2013

A Conservative Kansas Board Member on Supporting Common Core

A conservative member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.

July 29, 2013

Common Core and Evaluations: Are Teachers 'Going Crazy'?

Officials at the recent National Association of State Boards of Education annual conference express anxiety about how teacher evaluations will work as common core is implemented.

July 24, 2013

Survey Finds State Officials Confident in Common Core

A survey of high-ranking state education officials finds sees little chance of the Common Core State Standards being reversed this school year, despite opposition within some states.

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