A New York Times story profiles the rise in education-advocacy work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Content groups and state specialists weigh development of common social studies standards.
In the face of criticism from advocacy groups and a New York Times editorial, the educational publisher has announced that it will no longer distribute the curricular materials.
The bill would eliminate programs for teaching American history, arts education, literacy, and other subjects.
Mathematics anxiety can impede learning and discourage young people from pursuing careers in the STEM fields.
Key challenges accompany the endeavor to move from paper-and-pencil tests to computer tests, including the need for a larger and better-designed pool of test, enough computers, and the money to pay for it all.
Organizers of a manifesto against common standards, curriculum and tests launch another volley in the argument with those who support them.
Montana's state superintendent of schools recommends adoption of the common standards.
Because states set their own prices for the GED, tight budgets could drive up the price of that exam.
Calls for common or shared curriculum for the common standards have prompted a bit of controversy about "national," "mandated," and "imposed" curriculum.