ACT Inc., will offer the two tests, typically given in 8th and 10th grade, as precursors to its ACT college admissions exam, for the last time in 2013-14 as it debuts its Aspire test for grades 3-11.


In this interview, Mark Malone, a music professor at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., discusses the curriculum he wrote that centers on the blues.


The state's waiver applies only to 7th and 8th grade students who are taking high school mathematics.


The number of subscribers to educational YouTube channels tripled in 2013, NPR reports. A major contributor to the growth is increased interest in "pop science," or what YouTube calls "explainer," videos.


Kate DiCamillo will travel the country to promote the value of reading.


By guest blogger Alyson Klein Cross-posted from Politics K-12 So remember how California is planning to suspend most of its accountability testing for a year in order to help the state's schools get up to speed on new tests aligned with the Common Core standards? U.S. Secretary of Education of Arne Duncan is none-too-happy about that idea, as my colleague, Catherine Gewertz, reported. And neither are a number of state and national advocacy organizations, including StudentsFirst, Teach Plus, The Education Trust-West, and the Alliance for a Better Community. Their latest argument: Not explaining to teachers and schools how their ...


A review of the top curriculum posts of 2013, and a lighthearted look ahead to the headlines you probably won't see in 2014.


The state testing consortia's work to peg their tests to a NAEP-like level of rigor sparks concerns at the board that sets policy for NAEP.


For students to have a true understanding of American history and current events, they need to be taught the whole story, writes one researcher.


With an 8-0 vote yesterday by its board of education, D.C. joins eight states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards so far.


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