The PARCC assessment consortium releases its revised, final content frameworks after public feedback.
Five of the applicants for a federal i3 grant identified STEM education as the "absolute priority."
Education analysts highlighted a number of issues related to the latest NAEP data, including historic gains in math and large exclusion rates in some states.
Chicago is reporting new college-readiness metrics to parents, such as schools' rates of student eligibility for "selective or highly selective" colleges. But the district isn't evaluating schools on that information yet.
Montana adopts the common standards, leaving only four states that have not officially embraced them.
Kentucky has been chosen as a demonstration site for a statewide professional-development model reflecting the new common standards.
A House subcommittee heard testimony from several witnesses about the transition to a career in STEM teaching.
More than 150 STEM education proposals are seeking a slice of federal aid in the second round of the federal Investing in Innovation program.
Curriculum consultant Grant Wiggins writes that standards actually have three parts: the content students must know, the skills they must be able to perform, and examples of how well they should be able to demonstrate their knowledge.
The report from WestEd estimates that only about 10 percent of California elementary students are regularly exposed to high-quality science instruction.