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Common Core in the Districts: An Early Look at Early Implementers

A new study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, "Common Core in the Districts: An Early Look at Early Implementers," looks at four schools systems that were early implementers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and provides an in-depth view of implementation at the district, school, and classroom level.

 

Chiefline 3.18.14

This week in Chiefline: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Releases Brief about Fostering Innovation in Schools

 

Chiefline 3.18.14

This week in Chiefline: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Releases Brief about Fostering Innovation in Schools

 

CCSSO President Terry Holliday Delivers State of State Education Address

CCSSO President and Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Terry Holliday delivered an address before state leaders from across the country taking stock of the state of state education.

 

Chiefline 3.11.14

This week in Chiefline: Georgia signs on to STEM Teaching initiative, Maine OK's state's first virtual charter school

 

Chiefline 3.11.14

This week in Chiefline: Georgia signs on to STEM Teaching initiative, Maine OK's state's first virtual charter school

 

A New Way of Testing

Montana is one of a few states that received permission from the U.S. Department of Education to eliminate its existing assessment a year early and require all students in grades 3-8 and 11 to take part in a pilot program of the Common Core-aligned Smarter Balanced exam.

 

South Dakota Schools to Try New Assessment Tests

The U.S. Department of Education granted South Dakota a waiver earlier this year that will allow the state's schools to offer Smarted Balanced assessment tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards this spring to students in grades 3-8 and 11, instead of the Dakota STEP test.

 

US Approves California's New K-12 Testing Plan

The U.S. Department of Education has approved California's plan to conduct an experimental trial run of the new computer-based Smarter Balanced standardized language and math tests during spring 2014.

 

Teacher Guides to New Standards Now Available

In a March 5 webinar presentation, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White released state-accepted curricula for meeting the Common Core State Standards and detailed guides to help teachers plan classes.