Some states have been stepping up their efforts to bring financial literacy to schools. Here's a roundup of recent state actions.


Companies are clamoring to provide in quick-hit settings a range of skills that experts say are far too complex for a one-day seminar.


The jury is still out on whether new, digital instructional materials can achieve greater alignment with the new standards than traditional textbooks.


Mississippi is considering using the ACT college test as the high school exit exam for students in public schools, reports the Associated Press—something no other state has done.


The U.S. Department of Education is allowing Idaho to give only common-core-aligned field tests to students this spring, which means no achievement data will be produced for parents, educators, and the public.


Teachers who want to know what students are thinking as they solve math problems might try having them create screencasts as they work.


A Missouri lawmaker pokes fun at common-core "conspiracy theorists" by requesting a state appropriation to pay for aluminum foil hats.


The American Association of University Women came out in support of the Common Core State Standards, citing a need to close the STEM gender gap.


Dennis Van Roekel tells members in a letter that they "have a right to feel frustrated, upset, and angry about the poor commitment to implementing the standards correctly."


When asked about the most important long-term goals of education, voters place the highest value on building character rather than building the economy. And most don't know what the common core is.


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