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.

Cynthia Schmeiser will join the College Board to oversee programs including the SAT.

I've been hearing from some district officials that classroom teachers are the best ambassadors for building better understanding and buy-in for the Common Core State Standards in their schools. Tennessee seems to be taking that idea to heart, as the state department of education announced this week that more than 700 teachers are being enlisted to "help their peers navigate the transition" to the new standards. Those 704 teachers were selected through what the state department called a "rigorous application process" to serve as coaches, the press release says. And come this summer, they will help lead five weeks of ...

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