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.


North Carolina is rolling out a new initiative to recognize exemplary STEM schools, based on a set of key attributes.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tells the Golden State that he couldn't "in good conscience" approve its proposed suspension of accountability testing.


New paper explores the work of a state, a district and a technical-service provider in putting the common standards into practice.


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