New Jersey now includes metrics about arts education in its annual school reportsand education officials say that makes it the first state to do so.
Kentucky had been uncertain for many months about whether it would use the PARCC tests for common standards.
Younger adults and men, in particular, favor a hands-on style of learning, according to a survey done for Everest College.
An author makes the argument that skimming is a "crucial skill" for close literary analysis, and one that should be explicitly taught.
NAEP data analyzed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation show large swaths of children not reading proficiently by 4th grade in every state.
Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow students to take computer science to satisfy a foreign-language requirement.
The board of the state's powerful teachers union also takes a stand against the way the Common Core State Standards have been implemented.
Illinois is well on its way to joining eight other states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.
The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistate consortia puts student data privacy at risk.
The nonprofit TED (technology, engineering, design) recently launched an effort to get students presenting their own short, expert lectures.