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.


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


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