A study finds states are making progress in common-standards implementation plans in three key areas.


Researchers in England explore whether student creativity should be assessed and how.


Alabama will "go in another direction" with assessment, its testing chief says.


Critics say the latest draft of common science standards gives short shrift to engineering and represents a setback from an earlier version.


Misunderstandings continue to dog those trying to implement the increased emphasis on "informational text" in the common standards.


A new report finds growing interest among high school students in pursuing STEM majors and careers, but a longstanding gender gap for girls is increasing.


A free online bank of rewritten questions and tasks for popular basal readers is getting some attention from teachers.


The Pioneer Institute argues that the time has come for Massachusetts to reinstate a requirement that students pass the U.S. history exam in order to graduate from high school.


Bills pending in other states show pressure to ratchet up rigor.


New survey data show that most urban districts expect to fully implement the common-core standards by 2014-15.


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