The National Endowment for the Humanities is promoting civil rights history by providing documentaries and other resources to communities across the nation.


The Education Department offers states the chance to suspend their current tests this spring if they give common-core-aligned field tests in math and English/language arts, and if students take full-length tests in both subjects.


A three-year project to write common social-studies standards results in a framework to guide states as they revise their own standards.


The Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce rally support among their members for the common standards.


A new study finds multiple benefits for students who participated in a school field trip to an art museum in Arkansas, including enhanced ability to think critically about art and stronger interest in the arts.


As California plans a shift to Smarter Balanced field tests, high school educators are unclear about which tests from the old system will remain in place, causing confusion as the year begins.


One state's plan to gather and use data from Smarter Balanced's field test raises delicate issues of what constitutes proper use of test data.


Gov. Steve Beshear signaled that Kentucky would move forward with implementation of a new set of common science standards despite opposition from a legislative review panel.


A Boston advocacy group argues that federal law and long-standing tradition fly in the face of one set of shared academic expectations.


The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium takes the first step toward creating a policy to protect student-level data, and clarifies the testing window for states.


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