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 ...


Like low income students, students from middle-class families are being outperformed by students in other countries, according to a new report.


The College Board is in the early stages of exploring potential new AP programs in math and accounting.


An farm-based curriculum helped save a Kansas elementary school from closing due to low enrollment.


The review will focus on item and task development and on how the two testing consortia will validate assessment results.


Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine partnered with teachers from Boston Public Schools to create an engaging science curriculum focused on the scientific method and health-related concepts.


The College Board and engineering advocates are exploring the creation of a new AP program for engineering design.


States can make better assessments possible by shifting testing dollars and using technology and teachers to score tests, says a new report.


Recent developments suggest engineering education is starting to gain a firmer foothold in the K-12 arena.


Leading Republican lawmakers are championing plans to rewrite the state's high school graduation requirements, including by cutting from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams students must pass.


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