One of the state assessment consortia changes its plans to design sample instructional units.


The Texas State Board of Education is expected to vote this week on the proposed new standards for mathematics.


The head of the chief state school officers' group calls on states to revamp their teacher and principal preparation to match the demands of the common standards.


The Texas State Board of Education is planning to take up a set of proposed new math standards today, but that document is encountering some sharp criticism.


A new study finds little difference between the quality of essay-scoring from software programs when compared with trained human scorers.


A New Jersey middle school principal who caused a stir when he declared that his school was a "no-hugging" school resigns.


The chief of Pearson's K-12 work reflects on common-core-aligned materials and other issues.


The Texas Association of Business suggests that "major revisions" are needed to a set of proposed standards in math.


Tennessee's governor declined to sign the measure, saying that "good legislation should bring clarity and not confusion."


The Brookings Institution calls for better research on the effectiveness of instructional materials, noting that they can have as big an impact on student achievement as effective teaching.


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