Databases linking students' courses of study to job-and-wage data could boost the career sector seen as key to middle-class employment.


Two big assessment consortia partner with the organizations that led the common-standards initiative to seek funding.


Based on new data from the "nation's report card," a lot of U.S. students are not "proficient" in writing, and the issue is especially alarming for black and Hispanic students.


Nearly all states are developing curricular and supplemental materials to help districts and schools implement the common-core state standards, but far fewer are approving or certifying lists of materials, a new report finds.


PARCC's K-12 and higher education leaders continued their work to and agree on performance-level descriptors for the impending Common Core State Standards assessments.


A new survey suggests that many recent high school graduates lack global awareness, but they do see its value.


A new collection of state-by-state reports on STEM learning issued today finds that in nearly every state, elementary students are getting less instructional time for science than they did in the mid 1990s, and that many students lack access to rigorous STEM courses.


Tennessee's push to implement the Common Core State Standards is getting support from a new statewide coalition that includes leaders in business, education, and other sectors.


Louisiana is launching an experiment in what the state education agency is billing as 'a la carte school choice ... one course at a time.'


Mainstream news media coverage of the common standards begins to spread information--and concerns--about the new expectations.


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