The PISA results, released today, are both widely publicized and quite complicated. Here are some tips for understanding the data.


The U.S. Department of Education has revealed the states that want to replace all or part of their 2014 tests with field tests developed by PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.


A preview of a new survey finds school districts placing a high priority on revising curriculum, instruction, and materials for the common core. Organizations are springing up to help with those projects.


The authors call for a revitalization of civic education to better prepare young people to become active and engaged citizens and ensure a vibrant democratic society.


The state now plans to involve all of its students in field testing in both math and English/language arts, revising a plan that got it in hot water with federal officials.


This Friday, Nov. 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Because Kennedy's life and death remain such a deep source of public fascination, many educators are viewing this as a significant teaching moment.


States are increasingly taking a careful approach to using PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests for high-stakes decisions.


The Bay State wants to take PARCC for a "test drive" for two years before deciding whether to replace its widely admired statewide test with the new assessment.


Several initiatives nationwide are encouraging students, public figures, and other individuals to recite the 16th president's iconic speech, including an effort spearheaded by award-winning documentarian Ken Burns.


Jack Buckley, the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, is to join the New York City testing company.


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