“ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS TO THE NATIONAL CRISIS IN LITERACY”: Alliance Brief Calls for Alignment Between Literacy Plans and Common Core State Standards ArticleMay 02, 2011
Federal and state leaders have an important role to play in developing comprehensive K–12 literacy plans aligned to the English language arts common core state standards.
On Wednesday, April 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET, the Alliance for Excellent Education will host a webinar to unpack the findings from the High School Transcript Study.
STATE OF ESEA REAUTHORIZATION: President Obama, Secretary Duncan, and Key Lawmakers from Both Parties Appear Confident of ESEA Reauthorization in 2011 ArticleFebruary 07, 2011
During his State of the Union address on January 25, President Obama outlined his plan for how the United States can “win the future” by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world.
STATES’ PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS: New Report Reveals States’ Progress and Plans for Implementing the Common Core ArticleJanuary 24, 2011
Forty-three states and the District of Columbia have adopted common core state standards in English language arts and mathematics.
About 33 percent of the nation’s schools did not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in 2008–09 school year, according to a recently released report from the Center on Education Policy (CEP).
A FIRST LOOK: New Report Finds Many Students Lack Skills Outlined in Common Core State Standards ArticleDecember 13, 2010
Only about one-third of the nation’s eleventh-grade students are performing at the academic levels described as college and career ready in the common core state standards, according to a new report by ACT.
NOW WHAT?: New Fordham Institute Report Explores Next Steps After Common Core Adoption, Offers Model to Govern Effort ArticleNovember 01, 2010
On October 28, Oregon became the latest state to adopt common core state standards in math and English language arts. And states are currently working together to develop new assessment systems that align with the common standards.
PREPARE AND INSPIRE: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Offers Recommendations on Improving K–12 STEM Education ArticleOctober 04, 2010
A new report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) argues that the nation must inspire all students to learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and motivate many of these students to pursue STEM careers in order to ensure that America is a leader in STEM education in the coming decades.
On July 17, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released new model core teaching standards for public comment. Unlike the original teacher standards, which focused on the assessment and support of beginning teachers, the new core teaching standards are standards of professional practice for all teachers.
THE STATE OF STATE STANDARDS—AND THE COMMON CORE: Common Core State Standards Are Stronger than Current Standards in Three Quarters of States, New Report Finds ArticleJuly 26, 2010
The Common Core State Standards released on June 2 are stronger than English language arts (ELA) standards in thirty-seven states and math standards in thirty-nine states, according to a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.