The Vermont state board of education voted unanimously today to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.


In a speech, Arne Duncan says the federal government encouraged, but does not mandate, the common standards, and calls some critics' claims "really wacky."


The Maryland state board of education today voted 11 to 0 to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, bringing to four the number of states to take such action.


The Keystone State joins a slowly growing list of states participating in neither of the two big groups of states designing tests for the common standards.


Top assessment experts craft five criteria they consider crucial to designing new and better tests of what students know.


A new report recommends that the nation take 12 key steps to ensure that humanities and social sciences maintain an important place in American classrooms.


Read a transcript of the conversation with the EdWeek reporter who spent six months documenting how one district is putting the common standards into practice.


Critics of the long-awaited study attack its research methodology and its conclusions.


A new 10-part online series from NBC Learn, the United States Golf Association, and Chevron Corp. explores the science behind the game of golf.


The Next Generation Science Standards are inferior to the science standards in many states, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute concludes in a new review.


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