Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews joins Brookings Institution scholar Tom Loveless in predicting the failure of the common-standards movement.


At a recent hearing, Obama science adviser John Holdren outlined budgetary plans for STEM education, but encountered some skepticism from a leading Republican.


An Alabama STEM initiative is boosting student learning, a federal study concludes.


Bloggers lash back at a Brookings Institution report that predicts that common standards will have little effect on student achievement.


Senators in South Carolina hear arguments on a bill that would bar implementation of the common standards.


President Obama is proposing to cut the budget for the "nation's report card" by $6 million.


Two experts debate the Common Core standards in mathematics.


A new study argues that common standards won't make much of a difference in student achievement.


New AP data shed light on gender preferences across subject areas.


English/language arts teachers are arguing about the value of "close reading," a key tenet of the common standards.


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