Common Core News Roundup

Hunting the Pearl Among the Oysters: Roundup of Common Core News It takes just 1 ½ seconds to overload on information about the current state of Common Core. Simply Google “Common Core news,” and you’ll have more news and opinion than you can digest in one sitting. Which states still support it? How many elections … Read More

What do the Common Core Standards Really Say?

Both North Carolina and Missouri are spending this week in review of the Common Core standards. The state governors have asked for recommendations from special panels of politically appointed task force members and public educators. The standards were approved by state departments of education and have been in place for several years in both states. … Read More

Does Common Core Have a Branding Problem?

In her first piece for the new Education Post, Tracy Dell’Angela suggests that the real issue around Common Core Standards is that they have a branding problem. Referencing the 2014 EdNext data, she says: “Americans… want clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do in math, reading and writing from … Read More

Superintendents Speak Out About the Common Core

Even though state pullbacks from the Common Core Standards have been dominating the news, the reality is that more than forty of the states that approved the shift to Common Core are in the middle of that transition. In fact, many of the states are in their second full year of implementation. During April 2014, … Read More

State Reversals of Common Core Pick Up Momentum

As Betsy Corcoran noted in EdSurge recently, it’s a year since Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) called for a moratorium on any high-stakes consequences from Common Core tests. Representing the interests of her members, Weingarten expressed a desire for caution as the country transitioned to the more rigorous standards. Over the … Read More