In 15 of the 37 states examined, the bar for proficiency in 8th grade science fell below the NAEP threshold for "basic."
South Carolina's state superintendent takes aim at the Green-Ribbon Schools program, suggesting that it's overly burdensome and designed to placate environmental lobbyists.
A resolution opposing the common standards advances at an organization of state lawmakers and private-sector business and think-tank organizations.
A group of experts has developed a new framework for assessing environmental literacy.
Three prominent math educators have just released a set of recommendations for providing strong professional development pegged to the common standards.
Educators are keenly interested in what the new common assessments will look like, and need far more information about them than is currently available.
Unit blocks are seeing a resurgence in education circles, The New York Times reports.
With six more states joining in, more than half of states are now helping to craft a set of next-generation science standards for K-12 education.
Some states and districts are uncertain of how to translate common standards into classroom teaching without knowing what the assessments designed for those standards will look like.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded seven grants to 'transform' science learning, with another batch planned for next year.