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.

The Khan Academy announced a new partnership with a high school mathematics department that will help build a new and complete BC Calculus course.

A new partnership released a blueprint to help Illinois schools build a sustainable civics curriculum and encourage civic engagement.

By guest blogger Sarah D. Sparks. Cross-posted from Inside School Research. The Common Core State Standards require considerable writing across many subjects, but the standards themselves won't be enough to guide teachers to best practices in writing instruction, according to a new analysis. In a study in the current issue of School Psyhology Review, researchers Gary A. Troia of Michigan State University and Natalie G. Olinghouse of the University of Connecticut used a set of 36 writing-instruction and testing practices that have been shown in prior studies to improve students' writing skills across different areas, including the writing process, context, ...

The Business Roundtable makes a potentially controversial recommendation: setting up a panel to review curricular alignment with the common standards.

A new partnership focused on better preparing and retaining middle and high school-level mathematics teachers received a grant from the Helmsly Charitable Trust for its collaborative efforts.

An international survey of literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills shows U.S. adults weaker than those in most other developed countries.

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