Common Core

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Survey: Californians support Common Core standards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support […]


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Common Core yields odd political allegiances

WASHINGTON (AP) — To say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement. Republican-on-Republican infighting? Teacher unions linking arms with tea partyers? President Barack Obama working in tandem with the U.S. […]


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Some states move to save cursive in the classroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In years gone by, penmanship helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate. But in the digital age, people are increasingly communicating by computer and smartphone, with no handwritten signature necessary. When […]


School testing

Brown signs bill ending current standardized tests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill ending the traditional standardized tests that the state’s public school students have taken in reading, math and social science since 1999. Assembly Bill […]


First grade teacher Lynda Jensen walks with her class of 30 children at Willow Glenn Elementary School in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Back to school: What are the Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia with the goal of better preparing the nation’s students for college or a job. Despite their widespread adoption, many […]



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