Common Core

Keeping Cursive in the Classroom

Thirty Years Later, Little Has Changed

A new report finds three decades of reform has improved little.

Teamwork for Common Core PD in Florida

Products Enhance Common Core Implementation

Speaking and Debating Open Doors for New Standards

The P21 Common Core Toolkit

The P21 Common Core Toolkit is a guide to aligning the Common Core State Standards with the framework for 21st-century skills.

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Network Infrastructure Requirements for Common Core Assessments

The Partnership for the Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SMARTER Balanced) are developing the next generation of assessment tools in line with Common Core. And both consortia are developing online assessments that will replace traditional paper tests.

New Standards Mean Fewer Passing Test Scores In Ill. Schools

Some Downers Grove elementary school students could see a significant dip in their performance on standardized tests this year, a byproduct of a more difficult state exam and higher passing requirements for 2013.

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Florida Ed Leaders Worry Schools Won't Be Ready for New Standards

Florida schools are scrambling to be ready for new Common Core academic standards — and the new computer-based tests that go with them — by 2015.

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Action Steps for the Common Core