The Keystone State joins a slowly growing list of states participating in neither of the two big groups of states designing tests for the common standards.

Top assessment experts craft five criteria they consider crucial to designing new and better tests of what students know.

A new report recommends that the nation take 12 key steps to ensure that humanities and social sciences maintain an important place in American classrooms.

Read a transcript of the conversation with the EdWeek reporter who spent six months documenting how one district is putting the common standards into practice.

Critics of the long-awaited study attack its research methodology and its conclusions.

A new 10-part online series from NBC Learn, the United States Golf Association, and Chevron Corp. explores the science behind the game of golf.

The Next Generation Science Standards are inferior to the science standards in many states, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute concludes in a new review.

If you've been reading our series on one district's experience implementing the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts, you might be interested in joining an online chat next week to ask questions of the reporter who's been writing it. That would be me. Join me on Monday, June 17 at 2 p.m. Eastern time to discuss what I found when I spent six months reporting on how the District of Columbia's very-aggressive common-core implementation trickled down to one classroom. Our team has put together a Storify that gives you the highlights from the series, and also links ...

Only 11 common-core states fully meet the definition of math alignment set out in the report by the National School Boards Association and Change the Equation.

By a vote of 8 to 2, the Kansas state board of education yesterday adopted the Next Generation Science Standards as their own. With that step, Kansas joins Rhode Island and Kentucky in approving the standards (though Kentucky's action is conditional at this point, as I explain below). Kansas, Kentucky, and Rhode Island are part of the coalition of 26 "lead state partners" that teamed up with several national organizations to craft the science standards. The K-12 standards, more than three years in the making, went through two rounds of public comment before they were issued in final form in ...

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