It's about the Common Core State Standards.
This will give you an idea of what the standards are -- for better or worse -- as they are being implemented in most states.
Some students in every state will take high-stakes tests that are aligned to the Core.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan gives an extra year for implementation of new teacher evaluations linked to Common Core tests.
The problem, the author says, is not with any one standard or assessment stem—it’s with a checklist mentality.
There's a lot of extreme talk about Common Core being voiced, and it's a problem because it it is clouding serious-minded criticism about the standards initiative and its implementation.
For a supposedly public initiative, the Common Core States Initiative has benefited enormously from the generosity of Bill and Melinda Gates.
There's nothing, it seems, in this school reform era that you can't align with standards -- even Girl Scout badges.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently met with Chamber of Commerce leaders and urged them to be more vocal and forceful in defending the Common Core State Standards. Why?
Will new Republican efforts against on the Common Core State Standards destroy the bipartisanship that got them approved in more than 45 states?