Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 7:16am
Just weeks before Ohio children return to school, conservative lawmakers, who are opponents of the Common Core, introduced a last-minute bill yesterday to block new and more-rigorous curriculum guidelines championed by governors and education leaders.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 07/28/2013 - 10:44am
The idea that teachers have the summer off is something of a myth: many are spending their summer writing curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards, taking classes, and working with students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:08am
According to a survey, 42 percent of schools plan to develop their own Common Core tests, while 55 percent of schools are likely to work with either the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) or the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:48pm
The debate brews Tuesday, when the first of several legislative hearings will be held by a subcommittee tasked with making a recommendation to the Michigan Legislature on whether to halt the common core here or continue to move forward.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:28pm
Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced on July 1 that the state would not participate in the PARCC assessments based on the Common Core Standards. But districts have spent the last few years preparing for the technology standards as outlined by PARCC. They are looking for direction on what to do next.