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Florida takes steps to limit standardized testing

Apr 10, 2015
A new bill would cap the hours students spend taking state and district exams.
Posted In: standardized tests, common core, Florida, testing, education law
Left, Elena Ritter in her Baltimore home with her children Eva, 19 months, Luke, 6, and Brooklyn, 9. Brooklyn is sitting out the PARCC assessment.

Parents weigh the lessons of common core testing

Mar 18, 2015
As more families opt out, some wrestle with explaining the choice to their kids.
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Adding up the costs of new Common Core tests

Feb 11, 2015
The extensive, expensive process of developing tests tied to Common Core standards.
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With Common Core testing, you get what you pay for

Feb 9, 2015
A look at economics of testing and new assessments tied to Common Core standards.
Posted In: common core, testing, education funding, education costs
Students in a third-grade class in Chicago.

Backlash over standardized testing expected to continue

Dec 29, 2014
Marketplace correspondent Amy Scott talks about what will make education news in 2015.
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Is it time to rename the Common Core?

Aug 25, 2014
People like what's in the Common Core much better when it's not called "Common Core."
Posted In: common core, rebranding, polls

Quiz: Support for the Common Core not as common

Aug 19, 2014
Teachers turn against the controversial program.
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New York parents opt out of high stakes tests

Apr 30, 2014
It's the latest protest against testing connected to the Common Core curriculum.
Posted In: standardized tests, common core, New York

Common Core tests get a trial run

Mar 14, 2014
Millions of students will take tests aligned with the new Common Core education standards.
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Trouble for the Common Core

Jan 27, 2014
New York teachers have come out swinging against the Common Core. What's next for the controversial curriculum standards?
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