In a new white paper, the Pioneer Institute suggests that the U.S. Department of Education may be violating prohibitions against a federally dictated curriculum.


A public-private initiative in Boston to vastly increase access to quality arts education in schools just received a new infusion of $4 million.


A survey of parents, teachers and district administrators shows that they find more value in formative tests than summative ones, but also shows a lot of confusion about various types of tests.


At a White House science fair today, President Obama announced several new initiatives to improve STEM education.


Charles Dickens turns 200 today.


South Dakota lawmakers are considering forcing the state board of education to hold a second public-comment period on the common core standards.


Close-reading isn't anything new, and it's amazing that more instructional leaders don't know about it and use it, a curriculum consultant argues.


One of the two state assessment consortia begins the process of recruiting groups of teachers who will take leadership roles in teaching colleagues about the new tests, and help design instructional resources for them.


A Republican plan to abolish the federal mandate for science testing across states is facing sharp criticism from a coalition of groups promoting improved STEM learning.


A charter schools network with schools in both New York and Connecticut exemplifies the challenge of having common standards without fully common assessments.


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