Top Stories From Around The Country for 4/19 2014

Resistance to the Common Core Mounts
The common core has drawn criticism from both the political left and right, though much of it seems aimed not so much at what the standards say, but rather who drove their adoption or the tests and accountability policies connected with them. Continue Reading Here >>

Common-Assessment Groups Differ on Accommodations
The common-core tests being developed by two state coalitions offer the promise of more inclusion and self-sufficiency for students with special needs and for English-language learners. At the same time, some acutely different decisions each group has made on test administration and accessibility features mean the testing experience for students in those special populations will vary widely depending on the state they call home. Continue Reading Here >>

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