A highly regarded STEM school in Virginia is drawing attention after changes to its admissions policy have raised questions about access vs. achievement.


States' winning applications for waivers from No Child Left Behind shift the goals and timelines of tests.


Massachusetts plans to require high school seniors to pass a test in U.S. history to graduate, and Maryland approves a law to reinstate passage of a test in U.S. government.


A "Dear Colleague" letter from the National Science Foundation is seeking public input on a proposed $60 million initiative to improve math education.


A new guide from the federal "What Works Clearinghouse" seeks to help educators improve their students' math-problem solving skills in grades 4-8.


DoDEA, common standards


The Alabama state senate has approved a resolution encouraging the state board of education to undo its adoption of the common standards.


The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium has just named directors for mathematics and for the support of 'under-represented' students.


David Coleman, a chief architect of the common standards, is named president of the College Board.


A bill in New Hampshire aims to prevent schools from using the International Baccalaureate program.


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