A spokesman for the U.S. Secretary of Education said federal officials are thinking through the concerns about high stakes tied to the common core "carefully."
New funding for STEM education at the U.S. Department of Education included in the U.S. Senate's immigration legislation.
Fewer students will likely participate in a national test designed to see how well American kids are mastering civics, history, and geography - thanks to the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.
Each of the 12 original Race to the Top states, plus the seven third-round winners, promised to adopt and implement the common core standards.
Employees at the U.S. Department of Education won't face furloughs due to the cuts from sequestration, according to a memo sent to staff late this afternoon.
Student loan interest rates are slated to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent this summer, unless Congress and the administration do something to stop it.
Philosophical differences on a couple of key areas have scuttled the chance at bipartisanship between the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate's education committee.
Will this finally be the year that Congress actually reauthorizes the No Child Left Behind Act, which has been awaiting renewal for more than six years?
Former District of Columbia schools chancellor Michelle Rhee said she tells lawmakers to reframe the common core debate as one about global competitiveness.
The nine California districts will no longer use only the test scores of the final grade in a school for accountability purposes.