Insights and news on the Common Core State Standards, February 22, 2017. View as web page.
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National Testing Landscape Continues to Shift National Testing Landscape Continues to Shift
Education Week's latest annual state survey reveals subtle, and continuing, shifts this year in the kinds of tests that states are requiring students to take. Read more.
(Education Week)
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New Ways to Have Old Conversations: Teaching Black History
A social studies teacher outlines common core-aligned lessons for Black History Month that are designed to inspire students to think critically about equality and justice and build an appreciation for a significant part of American history. Read more.
North Dakota Bill Targets Common Core in Both Substance and Name
North Dakota lawmakers fended off an effort to ensure that the state's new standards, and any tests that might be used with them, won't mirror the common core. Read more.
(Curriculum Matters)
See Betsy DeVos' Responses to a Key Democrat on Common Core, ESSA, Civil Rights
After a bumpy confirmation hearing, Sen. Patty Murray, of Washington, asked DeVos some 140 questions to flesh out her views on key K-12 issues. Read more.
(Politics K-12)
What Is the Common Core? The Controversial Standards Explained (Video)
Here’s your all-in-one-guide to the Common Core State Standards, what’s in them, what’s not, and what all the shouting’s about. Read more.
(Education Week)
School Choiceniks: Think 'Common Core' and Be Careful What You Wish For
(Rick Hess Straight Up)
The Motivating Value of High-Stakes Assessment
(Prove It: Math and Education Policy)
Common-Core Backlash: Track State Efforts Common-Core Backlash: A Bill Tracker
Use our updated interactive tracker to follow the development of legislation and executive orders in states seeking to pause, delay, or repeal the Common Core State Standards. Read more.
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