The commissioner of education says the state should consider other alternatives to PARCC, including ACT's new ASPIRE system.


A new brief from the Education Commission of the States outlines best practices in civics instruction, such as focusing on controversial issues that students find relevant to their lives.


A majority of high school seniors scored below the "proficient" level on a national economics assessment.


The common-core standards were a major topic of conversation last week at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


A California blogger invents a whimsical memo to counter common-core opponents' claims.


Its state standards were found to be similar enough to the Common Core State Standards that using a common-core-aligned assessment was deemed appropriate.


President Obama hosted his third White House Science Fair yesterday. During the event, he announced a new STEM initiative as part of the AmeriCorps program.


A new Florida measured signed today by Gov. Rick Scott would make Algebra 2 an optional course, raising questions about fidelity to the common-core standards.


Even though Alaska never adopted the common standards, it has joined a consortium working to design tests for those standards.


The influential newspaper says the Common Core State Standards initiative is "clearly the most important education reform in the country's history."


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