The Carroll Community School District in Western Iowa says switching to Smarter Balanced represents an increase of $25K to the district’s assessment costs.
The 2017 Iowa Legislative Session brings opportunities to attack Common Core in Iowa with upcoming changes in the Iowa Legislature and Governor’s office.
Massachusetts’ new science standards adopted by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education fall short according to a new Pioneer Institute study.
California moves forward with a pilot of a new assessment aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards regardless of the Feds rejection of their waiver.
California used the new “flexibility” the Every Student Succeeds Act gives to have a new assessment rejected by the U.S Department of Education.
Only three in 10 Rhode Island students were considered proficient in science despite adopting the Next Generation Science Standards three years ago.
The Montana Board of Public Education approved new science standards for the state that are remarkably similar to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Curriculum is being developed that will introduce the problem-solving process that is basic to science, technology, engineering and math fields in preschool.
Montana: “Hey these aren’t Next Generation Science Standards, these standards have been reviewed locally! It doesn’t matter they look extremely similar.”
Shane Vander Hart: Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has shown time and time again that he listens to educrats, not parents or taxpayers when it comes to Common Core