More than two decades after an Illinois law passed requiring public schools to teach African-American studies, the Chicago school district announced a new curriculum guide for incorporating the subject into core classes.

Educational tourism to Finland may be on the wane following the recent results from an international assessment in math, reading, and science.

A vision for science testing, recommended by a panel of the National Research Council, would fundamentally change the current model of assessment, blending classroom-based assessments and periodic tests to "monitor" learning with information about students' "opportunity to learn."

The educational publishing giant's payment of $7.7 million addresses claims by New York State that the foundation diverted money to its affiliated for-profit company.

In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.

A new brief reveals that women continue to lag in computing degrees and jobs.

Kansas chooses to have its state university design its tests rather than using the system being created by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

In a Michigan report, 12 companies vying for bigger shares of the common-core assessment market disclose new information about their plans, but many fall short of supplying the state with sufficient reassurance about their handling of student data.

Tony Bennett has been hired to help ACT Inc., on Aspire, its new suite of common-core assessments.

New York City's governing body adopts a resolution drafted by anti-testing groups and circulated nationally as model legislation.


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