Topic: Curriculum

In Case You Wondered, “Common Core” Does Not Apply in Texas

The U.S. Department of Education has made a strong effort to encourage states to adopt so-called “Common Core” national curriculum standards. Some 45 states have done so. But Texas is not one of them. The other holdouts are Alaska, Nebraska, Virginia, and—partially—Minnesota. The Common Core project has become increasingly controversial as states implement tests and teacher evaluations tied to the...

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Changes in Store for CSCOPE, Under Legislative Pressure

Sen. Dan Patrick, chair of the Texas Senate Education Committee, announced today that a consortium of regional educational service centers has agreed to a menu of significant changes in their CSCOPE curriculum-management system. CSCOPE is used by hundreds of school districts to bridge the gap between state curriculum standards and actual classroom lessons designed to meet those standards. But the...

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