The National Assessment of Educational Progress in civics, history, and geography is being scaled back because of budget cuts. It will only be offered to 8th graders.

A measure approved by a Michigan House panel would make Algebra 2 an optional course for high school graduation.

National Council of Teachers of English argues that computers ignore the most valuable elements of student writing.

Technological problems derail tests in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Minnesota.

A new study of middle-school science teachers finds that understanding common student misconceptions is a key ingredient to improved student learning.

A conservative think tank argues that many state requirements for prospective high school history teachers fail to require adequate preparation in the subject.

New commissioner Glenda Ritz wants the state to go its own way with standardized tests.

The Next Generation Science Standards developed by 26 states are drawing sharp criticism from some quarters.

Randi Weingarten argues that no high-stakes decisions based on the common core should be made about students, teachers, or schools until adequate support has been provided.

Contest sponsors urge viewing parties to watch one-time-only live webcast of high school students performing the work of great poets.


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