Common Core in the schools: A first look at reading assignments

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For almost a year now, many states have been engulfed in a raucous debate about the Common Core...

Throughout much of 2013, a colleague and I worked on a project related to America’s highest-...

The results of New York’s hard-fought, revamped, and supposedly tougher teacher-evaluation...

Drawing on classroom visits, teacher training observations, and interviews with multiple...

With Common Core implementation in full swing, states are, for the most part, reaching for the...

Playing telephone in the age of the internet

Are states making progress towards implementing the Common Core ELA standards? Did New York waste its time revamping its teacher-evaluation system? Is Teach For America getting too big for its britches? And what exactly is the anti-blob? Mike and Michelle ponder these questions, while Amber lays out the impact of IMPACT.

Common Core & Curriculum Controversies

Does three times four equal eleven? Will "fuzzy math" leave our students two years behind other countries? Will literature vanish from the English class? Is gifted-and-talented education dying? A barrel of rumors and myths about curriculum has made its way into discussions of the Common Core...