Betty Peters: Is the US Department of Education afraid allowing Alabama to choose its assessment would make it stray too far from the federal corral?
Shane Vander Hart: The Trump Administration can give lip service to local control, or they actually can respect it and allow Alabama to proceed with a new test.
Dr. Gary Houchens: “I believe an over-emphasis on reading as a skill has caused schools to neglect social studies, science, and arts in early grades.”
HSLDA reports that West Virginia State Senator Michael Romano (D-Clarksburg) thinks homeschoolers should have to follow Common Core.
NYSED last week announced that New York’s revised ELA and math standards are online and that they will take public comment on the revisions until June 2nd.
Comparing two Common Core-related bills offered in the Ohio House only one would guarantee a repeal of the Common Core State Standards in the Buckeye State.
Educrats in West Virginia believe that the State Board of Education already complies with a new Common Core prohibition because they tweaked the standards.
State Representative Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) introduced HB 176, a bill that would repeal Common Core, in the Ohio House of Representatives this month.
The Rhode Island Department of Education decided to abandon PARCC for Massachusetts hybrid MCAS-PARCC Assessment and the SAT.
Jane Robbins: The Foundation for Florida’s Future wants school accountability ratings that are linked to whether students are deemed “proficient” on the NAEP.