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Afternoon Announcements: Common Core Standards Transforming Curriculum in Connecticut

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September 24, 2013 01:52 pm


In what was billed as a major policy address, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the House Majority Leader, said in Philadelphia Monday that he would “leave no stone unturned in holding [U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder] accountable” for the Obama administration’s push to stop Louisiana from implementing a voucher program that allows low-income children to attend private schools on the public dime. Politics K-12

After seven decades, Louisiana is preparing to replace the GED test, an alternative credential to a high school diploma. Starting in January, Louisiana students will take a different high school equivalency test on English, math, science, and other areas. Education Week

A sweeping change now underway quietly in Connecticut is transforming school curriculum from kindergarten through 12th grade with the aim of raising achievement and ensuring that all students are ready for college and career. The new Common Core State Standards — a set of academic goals that were developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers — are driving the changes. The Courant

Consumer demand for digital learning games and simulations is steadily increasing and expected to rise, a recent report concludes. But that level of interest in using games and simulations does not appear to be as evident in K-12 schools, according to the lead researcher for the study. Education Week


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