Common Core

Common Core forum packs Statehouse

The meeting gave lawmakers and the public a chance to weigh the pros and cons of the new academic standards in English and math, but was unlikely to settle some lingering differences.

Legislative Common Core forum, Storified

The Senate and House education committees spent two hours diving into Idaho Core Standards. Here’s a rundown.

Luna changes course on Common Core test

Originally, all Idaho students in grades 3-11 were required to take the new test this spring. Now, schools will be allowed to opt out of testing ninth and 10th graders.

Thayn: Find alternative to SBAC test

The multistate exam is geared to the new Idaho Core Standards. The questions about the exam come as the 2014 Legislature could be poised to take a second look at the standards themselves.

Video: An education issues roundup

Talking a range of education-related issues: state revenue projections, a Statehouse Common Core showdown, school levies and the latest on the state superintendent’s race.

Idaho Core showdown looms at Statehouse

On Jan. 22, experts on both sides of the Idaho Core Standards issue will answer citizens’ questions about the standards and help lawmakers dispel myths.

Keep Common Core; replicate success stories

Idaho politicians get some education counsel from a pair of national speakers.

Will legislators keep Common Core?

Opponents of the new standards face an uphill battle.

Luna, districts clash over assessment issues

State superintendent Tom Luna isn’t changing his mind about field-testing a lengthy test built around Common Core standards. But the state will look at some possible changes to address district superintendents’ concerns.

Thayn opposes Common Core assessment

The conservative Republican lawmaker agrees with several school district superintendents — and says the lengthy, computer-based assessment should be put on hold.