As the longtime high school equivalency test undergoes a major redesign, many states are concerned about its rising cost.
The move holds symbolic importance for the two federally funded assessment consortia, which are mindful of maintaining membership in order to stay viable.
President Obama's new budget request calls for creating new STEM education programs, as well as a High School Redesign initiative.
Nearly $2 million in grants to Arizona schools and districts seek to develop models for STEM education that can be more broadly used around the state.
Maine and Kentucky may prove to be two of the states that act most quickly in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.
With the Next Generation Science Standards now finalized, two big questions are what kind of reaction they will generate and how many states will ultimately adopt them.
This year's Scripps National Spelling Bee will incorporate some changes including a computer-based test and a multiple-choice element.
The lead writers of the math common-core standards have developed new "publishers' criteria" intended to guide the development and selection of instructional materials.
A group of researchers makes a plea for understanding formative "assessment" as a suite of teaching practices.
The two federally funded groups designing tests for the common standards are awaiting feedback from pilot and field testing before making the decision.