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Afternoon Announcements: May 22, 2014

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National Landscape Fragments as States Plan Common-Core Testing Education Week
Only a few years ago, the ambitious initiative to use shared assessments to gauge learning based on the new common-core standards had enlisted 45 states and the District of Columbia. Today, the testing landscape looks much more fragmented, with only 27 of them still planning to use those tests in 2014-15, and the rest opting for other assessments or undecided, an Education Week analysis shows.

More Hispanics Declaring Themselves White New York Times
An estimated net 1.2 million Americans of the 35 million Americans identified in 2000 as of “Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin,” as the census form puts it, changed their race from “some other race” to “white” between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, according to research presented at an annual meeting of the Population Association of America and reported by Pew Research.

Math Books Claim to Cover Common Core but Don’t, Says Prof Seattle Times
Greetings from Nashville, where I’ve been attending the 67th annual conference of the Education Writers Association. Among the hottest topics: the Common Core.

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