The Obama administration has taken some steps recently to highlight the importance of environmental literacy, but is also proposing budget cuts in this same area.


The Common Core State Standards have sparked a debate over the role of prereading in literacy instruction.


The two consortia of states designing tests for the common standards offer initial guidance on the technology specifications necessary to use the new systems.


Separate studies in California and Charlotte, N.C., find that placing struggling math students into algebra in middle school reduced the likelihood that they will take and pass higher-level math courses later on.


A special Education Week report examines the potential and challenges as states begin to implement the Common Core State Standards.


The Turnaround Arts initiative will provide resources to low-performing schools to develop arts education programs as a means of raising student achievement.


The Texas state board unanimously approved new math standards this week that had attracted considerable criticism.


One of the state assessment consortia changes its plans to design sample instructional units.


The Texas State Board of Education is expected to vote this week on the proposed new standards for mathematics.


The head of the chief state school officers' group calls on states to revamp their teacher and principal preparation to match the demands of the common standards.


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