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.

The College Board names chief common-standards writer David Coleman as its next president.

High school students from across the country vie for the title of National Poetry Out Loud champion tonight.

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