Common Core standards

'Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing EducationSince Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
State Panel Issues Common Core RecommendationsBig changes could be coming to New York's highly criticized Common Core curriculum. A state panel has recommended taking the emphasis off of tests, at least for the students.
New York To Reduce Standardized TestingSome standardized tests in New York public schools will be eliminated, state Education Commissioner John King has told superintendents, citing "a variety of pressures'' that may have hurt instruction. The move comes after years of criticism from teachers and parents.