Common Core State Standards

Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards

Lawmakers last session passed a bill to take another look at the national Common Core standards.

Missouri lawmaker wants to cut funds for Common Core testing

Cutting the money will ensure Missouri's partnership with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium ends.

Common Core committee keeps appointee removed by House Speaker Tim Jones

Members voted 7-5 Tuesday to keep Columbia schools language arts coordinator Nick Kremer.

Missouri taxpayers sue governor over Common Core test

Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order for about two weeks to block Missouri from giving taxpayer dollars to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Common Core task force lacks common consensus

Missouri Board of Education gathered opinions during a public hearing Monday about the work of parent and educator groups that are revising Common Core standards. The eight groups, appointed by the Missouri legislature, have until October 2015 to revise the federal education standards for Missouri.

Rewriting Missouri education goals causes tension

A law passed in May requires educators and parents to rewrite learning benchmarks for each grade to replace the standards adopted in the Common Core.

FROM READERS: Common Core debate deserves to be informed

Often the people who call Common Core into question later admit to me that they have not read a single standard for themselves.

Common Core standards set the stage for new state accountability tests

Tests at the classroom, district and state level in Columbia Public Schools will have to accommodate new academic standards and the skills-based, critical-thinking focus of Common Core.

New Common Core standards stress deeper learning, practical skills

Rather than having curriculum that forces teachers to race through facts and loads of content, the Common Core State Standards emphasize adjusting curriculum to help students learn more practical and critical-thinking skills that can be applied across disciplines.

New Common Core State Standards address lack of student literacy

In the past year, Columbia Public Schools has focused on revising its curriculum to adhere more closely to the Common Core State Standards, which stress practical skills and in-depth learning.