A boycott of Illinois state tests grows, despite a warning from the state board of education that parents do not have the right to "opt their children out" of testing.

With six assessment consortia all trying to field test around the same time, at least one group is saying it's been tough to find willing participants to try out the new exams.

Under community pressure, more states and districts are having to contend with the demand for students to "opt out" of testing.

The results from two studies that looked at teachers' preparedness for the common core came out this week.

Today's unanimous vote by the state board of education makes Nevada the ninth state to have officially adopted the common science standards.

Four districts that took an early and aggressive approach to implementation illustrate the difficulty of finding good instructional materials aligned to the new standards and supplying quality professional development.

Some states have been stepping up their efforts to bring financial literacy to schools. Here's a roundup of recent state actions.

Companies are clamoring to provide in quick-hit settings a range of skills that experts say are far too complex for a one-day seminar.

The jury is still out on whether new, digital instructional materials can achieve greater alignment with the new standards than traditional textbooks.

Mississippi is considering using the ACT college test as the high school exit exam for students in public schools, reports the Associated Press—something no other state has done.


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