For the majority of states that adopted the Common Core national standards in 2010, this is the school year in which testing begins. And the haste with which Common Core was adopted and implemented has caused problems, adding to a host of concerns already surrounding Common Core.
Brittany Corona is a research assistant in Domestic Policy Studies at The Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation.
March 12, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT
February 19, 2015, 11:16 AM EST
Common Core continues to be a top concern in the states, with Mississippi and Wisconsin being the latest states taking steps to distance themselves from the controversial standards.
December 12, 2014, 11:34 AM EST
Teachers’ unions in Florida continue to threaten the educational opportunity of thousands of the state’s most vulnerable children.
October 29, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT
New research into humanities education suggests student learning outcomes increase with exposure to the arts.
October 7, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT
We can all agree that all students should have access to top-notch teachers. But the approach the Obama administration is taking is unlikely to lead to this.
September 26, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT
In a hearing that lasted approximately 19-minutes, Leon County circuit court judge Charles Francis dismissed the Florida Education Association’s lawsuit to block the state’s innovative Personal Learning Scholarship Account school choice option, finding that the FEA did not have standing to challenge the law.
September 12, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT
As with much of K-12 education, Advanced Placement exams are affected by Common Core.
August 29, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT
An education option that better targets resources, empowers parents, and tailors a student’s learning experience specifically to his needs—while also enabling families to save for college? Sounds too good to be true, but it’s the reality for families in Arizona and Florida that have access to pioneering education savings accounts (ESAs).