The proposal draws on arguments that reading tests that focus on applying skills to generic passages disadvantage students who don't have the background knowledge to fully grasp them.

Could Minnesota's new plan for calculating standardized test scores negatively impact state funding for low-performing schools?

The good news, says an Education Trust review of a sample of more than 1,800 math assignments, is that most do target at least one or more of the Common Core State Standards. The bad news? They continue to focus on procedural knowledge, rather than more conceptual mathematical thinking.

The provocative idea in the city's bid is not fleshed out, but it comes as more districts and educators struggle to articulate the appropriate role of businesses in K-12 education.

Students at a New Jersey high school can virtually dissect the human body, thanks to the purchase of cutting edge technology typically available only to medical students. But are digital dissections the best way to teach biology and anatomy?

The Smarter Balanced group rejects the argument that its test was technically flawed in 2016-17, and produces new data to back its case.

A federal committee failed to analyze performance data on the more than 160 federal programs that promote STEM education and research.

A new project called MediaWise, backed by a $3 million Google grant, aims to teach young people how to tell fact from fiction online.

A study links financial literacy requirements in three states to better credit outcomes for young people in their first few years after high school.

Achieve will offer the badge to science units it deems well aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.


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