In the early-elementary grades, teachers on average spend more time each day on reading than on math and science combined.

New studies showing flawed use of placement tests could open the door to the common assessments.

State STEM coalitions are emerging to help advance student learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

If a new nonprofit in Colorado has its way, physics will become a mainstay of middle school science.

English and U.S. history continue to be the most popular AP subjects, new data show, though participation in STEM disciplines continues to rise.

A small group of Washington policy wonks says both assessment consortia are "on the wrong track" and predicts more states will drop out.

Relatively few are "very confident" that new standards will improve achievement or make students more ready for college and work.

State Commissioner Tony Bennett says a "Plan B" is necessary in case PARCC tests aren't ready in time.

Robert Scott shares his opposition to the Common Core State Standards with lawmakers in two other states.

Free copies of the film "Lincoln" will soon be distributed for free to every middle and high school in the country.

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