A new study released by Pioneer Institute shows that states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards should include a literature-based standard.
The Christie Administration just hired the Council of Chief State School Officers to help the New Jersey Department of Education develop school turnaround strategies. They are being paid $1.55 million to do this. The project will be two-pronged: First, help with the establishment of the state’s still-evolving Regional Achievement Centers (RACs), the immediate hubs for […]
I wanted to draw your attention to an op/ed written by James Stergios, Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass of the Pioneer Institute entitled “The Massachusetts Exception” published at The City Journal. An excerpt: It’s common knowledge that in 1983, a federal report called A Nation at Risk indicted the “rising tide of mediocrity” in American […]
The AP reported that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley favors the bill introduced by S.C. State Senator Mike Fair (R-Greenville) that would block the Common Core State Standards from being implemented in South Carolina. They are currently slated to go into affect in 2014. The AP quotes Governor Haley in a letter to State Senator […]
The following op-ed is the John Locke Foundation’s Daily Journal for Friday, October 28, 2011: If you thought the federal No Child Left Behind law was bad, you haven’t seen anything yet. Next year, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will introduce new curriculum standards for all public school students. This will include Common Core […]
By chance, I came across this 2010 quote from North Carolina’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, June Atkinson. It isn’t often that curriculum development takes front and center, but lately it has. Yesterday the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) released the draft […]