South Carolina, one of the few states still participating in both test-design consortia, chooses the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium approach.


The South Carolina legislature has just adopted a budget measure that expressly prohibits the state from using funds to participate in, implement, adopt, or promote the common science standards.


Although some recent data show boys outpace girls in science achievement, a new NAEP study suggests girls have an edge when it comes to applying that learning in a hands-on setting.


The NSTA and a Washington think tank are raising concerns about key elements of draft science standards 26 states are helping to craft.


An EdWeek webinar will explore principals' role in implementing the common standards.


Are new ways of gauging text complexity too complex?


A collection of statewide STEM education networks have formed a new coalition to promote STEM policies and practices.


Far more Washington insiders think the PARCC assessment consortium is "on the right track" than is the other testing group, Smarter Balanced, but both group's ratings are improving.


A new website tracks state legislation related to the Common Core State Standards.


Rhode Island has developed a blueprint to ensure that students learn a foreign language.


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