By guest blogger Alyson Klein. Cross-posted from Politics K12. Ever since California approved a bill to suspend much of its accountability testing for one year, everyone has been wondering if the feds would punish the Golden State for straying far from the accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which call for states to test students in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school and use the results to make key school improvement decisions. And now, we have our answer. California could lose at least $15 million in federal Title I administrative fund in its clash ...


A new study finds that the cost of PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests won't rise by more than a few dollars per student if a substantial number of states drop out of the consortia.


A new grant will support the work of an alternative high school opening next year in Chicago that is focused on maritime studies.


A new survey of teachers shows that most assign readings based on a student's reading level, rather than his grade level.


Pittsburgh Public Schools is getting $8 million from the National Science Foundation to improve math instruction at the secondary level.


The United States lacks eligible job candidates with STEM degrees, in spite of rising demand, according to Bayer's latest Facts of Science Survey.


Oklahoma officially withdraws from PARCC, making eight states that are no longer participating in the two consortia. But for a few states, it's more unclear.


The state board of education is dropping the suggested guidance attached to the Common Core State Standards on issues such as text 'exemplars' in reading and pathways for taking high school math.


A new program led by the grandson of explorer Jacques Cousteau seeks to reveal the thrill of discovery and raise environmental awareness in young people.


The Business Roundtable hopes to have a plan for launch of its alignment panel within six months.


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