Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Teachers are losing faith in the Common Core State Standards, the national education guidelines adopted by a majority of states. (Huffington Post)
On most policy questions, public opinion changes slowly, if at all. But when new issues arise, important shifts can occur before opinion sorts itself into settled patterns. And, on occasion, critical events can jar opinion from settled patterns into a new equilibrium. (Education Next)
A bitter fight over the future of academic standards in Louisiana has generated dueling lawsuits, a standoff between Gov. Bobby Jindal and the state superintendent of education he appointed, and a sense of chaos among educators and parents. (New York Times)
And even teachers say that 13% of their colleagues deserve a D or F grade. Time to revisit retention policy. (Wall Street Journal)
New York
New York City posted bigger gains in English than the state average: Statewide, just 31.4 percent of students were proficient in their English Language Arts tests, a measly one tenth of a percentage point increase since last year. In New York City, there was a 2 percentage point increase, from 27.4 percent last year to 29.4 percent this year. (WNYC)


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