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- Standards Political Debate Upends Texas Social Studies Standards ProcessThe Lone Star State is the latest to throw out a set of standards after conservative activists organized in opposition.Standards Opinion Educators Weigh In on Implementing the Common Core, Even NowThough outlawed in some states, the standards still offer a strong foundation for English, math, and other subjects.Standards The Sex Ed. Battleground Heats Up (Again). Here's What's Actually in New StandardsVocal opposition from some conservative groups has put a spotlight on schools’ instructional choices.Standards Opinion Did I Accurately Guess the Fate of the Common Core? You Be the JudgeIn 2012, I imagined what the Common Core would be like in a decade. Now, readers can compare this imagined “future” to reality.Learn about the Critical Concepts, a crucial tool to help you maintain laser focus on essential standards to accelerate student learning.Standards Minnesota Teachers, Parents Criticize ‘Awkward’ Tribal References in Proposed Math StandardsTeachers were somewhat more supportive of the tribal references than were parents, school board members, and school administrators.Standards Social Studies Standards Spark Fierce Debate in N.C.Advocates say the new standards are more inclusive because they give more attention to the perspectives of historically marginalized groups.Standards Opinion How the Failure of the Common Core Looked From the GroundSteve Peha shares insights from his on-site professional-development work about why the common core failed, in a guest letter to Rick Hess.Standards How New Common Core Research Connects to Biden's Plans for Children and FamiliesA study of national test scores indicate the early phase of the Common Core State Standards did not help disadvantaged students.Standards Opinion After All That Commotion, Was the Common Core a Big Nothingburger?The Common Core State Standards may not have had an impact on student outcomes, but they did make school improvement tougher and more ideological.Standards New Media Literacy Standards Aim to Combat 'Truth Decay'The RAND Corporation has released a set of media literacy standards designed to help teach students to identify misinformation.Standards Fact Check: Trump Administration Didn't 'Get Rid' of Common CoreU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos implied at the Conservative Political Action Conference that President Donald Trump has fulfilled a pledge to "get rid of" the Common Core State Standards. That's not true.Standards People Keep on Saying They're Killing the Common Core. How Dead Is It?Florida's governor declares a standards overhaul would "remove all vestiges" of the common core. But it remains unclear how much is really changing under the Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking.Standards Mismatch Seen Between New Science Tests and State RequirementsTeachers in some states worry students may face questions on topics they haven't studied on new science tests rolling out across the country.