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June 08, 2015

Arkansas Poised to Drop PARCC's Common-Core Test in Favor of ACT

Arkansas was one of 10 states, along with the District of Columbia, to use the PARCC test in the 2014-15 school year.

June 04, 2015

Hello McFly, One More Time: South Carolina's 1998 Standards Push

Back in 1998, South Carolina decided to give its new standards some bite by holding students and schools more accountable through standardized tests.

June 03, 2015

Missouri Drops Smarter Balanced Common-Core Exam

A provision of the state education budget signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would cut off funding for the Smarter Balanced exam and require a new test for the next school year.

June 02, 2015

The Five Stages of Common Core on the Standards' 5th Anniversary

Five years after it was unveiled in Suwanee, Ga., the common core has created two parallel channels of reaction: one among its cheerleaders, and another among its critics.

May 28, 2015

Gov. Christie Repudiates Common Core, Wants 'New Jersey-Based' Standards

"It's time to have standards that are even higher," Gov. Chris Christie, a former common-core supporter, said in a May 28 speech.

May 27, 2015

Louisiana Common-Core Compromise Progresses, But Uncertainty Tags Along

Louisiana's compromise concerning the Common Core State Standards is moving ahead in the state legislature, but it hasn't crossed the finish line or cleared other hurdles.

May 21, 2015

Focus Group Responds to Question About Jeb Bush: 'Common Core, What Is That?'

What did a focus group of Iowa Republicans say when asked about the common core and prospective candidate Jeb Bush's support for it?

May 20, 2015

Ohio House Passes Bill to Cut PARCC Test; Plus, Md. and Ill. Testing News

The number of states curtailing or considering a review of their involvement with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam has grown in recent weeks.

May 18, 2015

Rand Paul: National Tests OK, But Wants Silicon Valley Over Uncle Sam

"I'm not arguing against any kind of national communication or even national testing. I took national tests when I was a kid," Sen. Rand Paul said in a recent interview.

May 08, 2015

Wisconsin Moves to Seek Replacement for Smarter Balanced Common-Core Test

Gov. Scott Walker wants to defund the common-core aligned test, but he's not the only Wisconsin official who's gone after the test's rollout.

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