The private grants in Washington state will support a variety of initiatives to improve STEM learning.


One of the state groups designing tests for the common standards released a flurry of sample items that offer an idea of what the tests might look like.


The board will have four new members, including two scholars, a school board member, and the CEO of a Chicago foundation. Two current members, including Georgia's former GOP governor, will serve second terms.


Climate-change education in schools and communities is getting a boost from a new set of grants from the National Science Foundation.


The high-profile organization best known for its free math videos is now offering a new platform focused on computer science education.


A project to design common-core-aligned questions for the nation's most popular basal readers makes all of its resources available for free online.


New research confirms the value of using readability formulas such as Lexile to predict reading difficulty. But that represents only one of three factors common-standards creators suggest be considered when sizing up a text's complexity.


Across about 2,000 U.S. high schools most likely to succeed based on demographics, a new study finds strikingly wide variation in the share of top-achieving math students produced.


Sample items drafted by two state consortia offer an early idea of what kinds of items will be included in the common assessments.


The Coeur d'Alene school board in Idaho has voted to remove the IB diploma program from a local high school, citing the cost and other concerns.


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