Nearly all of the social studies textbooks that were being considered by the Texas board of education have been sanctioned for use next school year.
NCSS released a new book with exemplar social studies lessons designed by 15 curriculum partners, including the Library of Congress, and National Geographic.
Duncan said NAEP's role as a "truth-teller" helped catapult states into raising standards for students.
Code.org has tapped the popular Disney characters for a new tutorial as part of its campaign to promote computer science education.
The Texas state board of education did not grant preliminary approval for the series of social studies textbooks it was considering, which both liberal and conservative groups have alleged contain distortions.
Vermont's objection to reporting student scores by achievement level captures key points of the debate.
New research by ACT also shows that students' readiness for STEM studies lags behind their interest.
Teachers are encouraged to use the tasks, modify them to suit their needs, and offer feedback on needed revisions, according to standards organizers.
In this short audio post, two EdWeek reporters discuss the major differences between the common core and previous state standards, as well as a few other interesting tidbits from the recent common-core math report.
In a key step, the consortium decides on cut scores that are likely to cause sharp drops in the numbers of students reading and doing math at grade level.