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Common Core Standards in the News

12/2/15 MA group delivers 80,000 petitions to put "end Common Core" question on the ballot.

8/5/2013 Common core under fire in Indiana. Excerpt: "The deep divide over the Common Core State Standards for K-12 schools was on full display during a legislative hearing Monday that pit education experts against each other."

 7/29/2013 Fourteen states + D.C. to field test PARCC exams next year.  Excerpt: "The states participating in the field tests are Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and Tennessee."

7/28/2013  Idahoans raise objections to common core

7/22/2013 "Georgia has withdrawn from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, one of the two state groups designing tests for the common standards."


February, 2012 Pioneer Institute releases white paper "National Cost of Aligning States and Localities to the Common Core Standards" Excerpt: "Aligning state and local educational systems to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math will cost the 45 states plus the District of Columbia that have adopted them nearly $16 billion over seven years according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute, the American Principles Project, and the Pacific Research Institute of California. This does not include additional spending for reforms to help students meet the new standards. 'Very few of the states that adopted Common Core vetted the costs and benefits beforehand,” said Theodor Rebarber, lead contributor to the analysis, National Cost of Aligning States and Localities to the Common Core Standards.' "

"Crosswalk" relates former PA math standards with Common Core Standards and "PA Common Core Standards."      

2/28/2012 Utah Lawmaker wants Common Core standards "reconsidered."

2/23/2012 Jay Mathews (Washington Post) predicts "Common Core Standards WIll Fail."

2/22/2012 The Indiana Senate will vote on reviewing the Common Core standards.

02/18/2012 The non-profit Brookings Institution, in its newly released 2012 Brown Center Report on Education entitled “How Well Are American Students Learning?” includes a section that looks at the likely effects of the Common Core on student achievement. The conclusions are dim.  -Washington Post

 2/17/2012 Proposed state senate bill would block Common Core standards adoption in South Carolina

2/16/ 2012 Education Next interviews Ze'ev Wurman and W. Stephen Wilson: "Are [Common Core Standards] a step forward or backward?"