Maine's education commissioner announced this week that the state will be among those to play a lead role in developing new science standards. Kansas officials say their state is "likely" on the list.


A California math-standards expert duels with the authors of a study that found college instructors see the common standards as solid preparation for first-year college courses.


A new wave of STEM schools are cropping up around the country, with an emphasis on serving student populations underrepresented in the STEM fields.


From guest blogger Nora Fleming Student writing skills can be improved in the classroom by having teachers provide students regular feedback, track their progress, and encourage them to evaluate their own skills, finds a new report from the Carnegie Corporation of New Yorkreleased today. "Informing Writing: The Benefits of Formative Assessment" examines whether formative assessment can improve students' writing skills and what techniques are best to help them improve. The research was published by the Alliance for Excellent Education, an advocacy group based in Washington that supports college readiness for high school students. The report draws on earlier findings from "Writing...


The latest SAT scores show a decline in all areas, but the College Board says four in 10 of those taking the test meet its definition of "college ready."


The ASCD beefs up its staff to support professional development for the common standards.


The new grant will help expand a computer science initiative overseen by two San Diego universities.


Preschoolers experience a drop in their executive brain function immediately after watching "SpongeBob SquarePants," a new study finds.


Professional groups team up to offer help transitioning to the common standards.


A retired teacher who was killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon is remembered in a video tribute.


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