States take aim at college and career readiness

“College and career readiness” has been the buzz phrase in education here in the early part of 2010. The Council of Chief Staff School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA) have been leading the effort to create common standards based on college and career readiness, and President Obama has pushed to revamp the Elementary

Ranking states and talking national standards: Does it get any more controversial?

It’s officially the start of the new year. EdWeek has released its annual Quality Counts report, which has ushered in the new year for the past 13 years. As in the past, it starts off the year in education with a bang by grading states on their education policies and performance. This year’s valedictorian: Maryland,