To help guide educators implementing the common standards, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium releases sample questions and performance tasks.


The Los Angeles school board voted yesterday to elevate the arts to an essential "core" subject and to gradually restore budget cuts for it.


New research finds few states assess students in civic education, a decline from 2001, which researchers say is due to a national focus on English Language Arts and mathematics.


The common core is extending its reach into some private schools, and is especially widespread in Catholic schools around the nation.


The International Reading Association aims to help teachers put the common standards in reading into practice.


Schoolchildren in New York City will get to explore exhibits free of charge at the American Museum of Natural History because of a recent $10 million donation by a private family foundation.


Invited by the Atlantic magazine, a range of experts in writing and education weigh in on why students can't write and what sorts of things they should be writing.


A recently developed program is grooming high school students to eventually become math teachers in their hometown schools.


The College Board has redesigned AP programs for U.S. history and physics, reducing the amount of content coverage to allow more time for studying key concepts.


The two presidential candidates devote a slice of their first debate to education.


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