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January 26, 2018
Colorado students would have to do science to learn it under new standards
A standards review committee has recommended Colorado adopt a modified version of Next Generation Science Standards. That could mean a big change in the classroom.
Meet the new standards
September 11, 2017
‘Common Core’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name
The state Board of Regents voted in committee Monday to replace the Common Core standards with the "Next Generation Learning Standards."
June 26, 2017
Common Core is out. Tennessee Academic Standards are in. Here’s how teachers are prepping for the change.
About 6,000 teachers get a two-day crash course on changes in math and English language arts standards that will reach Tennessee classrooms this fall.
June 9, 2017
Colorado is re-examining its academic standards. Will it avoid the political turmoil seen in other states?
Colorado’s standards update, which is required by state law, opens up the possibility of another round of public debate on the value of the academic standards.
Seeking a balance
April 6, 2017
Educators behind Tennessee’s proposed social studies standards say they’ll cover important history and ‘dig deep’
By reducing the number of social studies standards by 14 percent overall, educators charged with revising them hope to give teachers more time to go deep.
Making the SCORE
February 7, 2017
Seeking to balance reform with stability, SCORE unveils priorities in annual State of Education report
The influential education research and advocacy organization unveils its top three priorities aimed at sustaining Tennessee's academic gains.
Doing the math
October 19, 2016
Trying to sort out Tennessee’s new math standards? These educators are doing it for you.
The new Mid-Cumberland Math Consortium uses the collective brain power of Middle Tennessee educators to work through common challenges to math instruction.
September 15, 2016
Wanted: Feedback on Tennessee’s new social studies standards
The State Board of Education announces the launch of an online review site open through Oct. 28.
September 12, 2016
What Tennessee’s decision to pull out of a social-emotional learning collaborative means
Tennessee will not get to collaborate with other states — and vice versa — as they draft guidelines around social-emotional learning.
September 7, 2016
Tennessee scraps social and emotional standards collaboration following pushback
Only a month after joining, Tennessee pulls out of a multi-state initiative meant to help teachers support students’ emotional well-being.
Teaching with technology
July 12, 2016
Will this digital library be an equity game-changer for Tennessee schools?
Launched by the Tennessee School Boards Association, a new library offers free digital resources for 14 high school courses.
on the record
July 5, 2016
Pearson CEO: Company has a ‘wider responsibility’ to help end educational inequities
The Pearson CEO also talks data privacy, political influence and the role of technology in classroom.
June 1, 2016
With no mention of proselytizing, social studies teachers drill down on Tennessee standards
Social studies teachers from across the state kick off a review of the subject's academic standards, with revisions to reach Tennessee classrooms in 2019.
Common Core confusion
April 5, 2016
Who controls standards? Who controls curriculum? Tennessee lawmakers seek clarity
A bill specifying that the state sets standards, while local districts control curriculum, is advancing through the legislature.
visions and revisions
February 22, 2016
State’s timeline would have New York-specific standards replace Common Core in 2017
The timeline indicates that the state will move deliberately as it adjusts the standards, which wouldn't affect state tests until spring 2019.
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