The U.S. Department of Education has "conditionally approved" a decision by one of the two consortia developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards to reduce the number of testing components in its plan.


Some states seeking federal waivers under No Child Left Behind would add assessments in other subjects to make accountability decisions.


An Arizona high school will soon offer two advanced diplomas with a STEM emphasis.


A new budget compromise would restore the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, but abolish or cut some other curriculum-related initiatives.


Did you know that 13 federal agencies are directly engaged with supporting STEM education?


In a recent speech to social studies educators, Secretary Duncan explored the tension between "real accountability" and promoting a "well-rounded" education.


Ohio measure would require schools to teach the "original texts" of several historical documents, including the U.S. Constitution.


Experts outline challenges to helping teachers embody formative-assessment practices.


The survey of 1,004 teenagers found that most have never considered a career in engineering, but that learning about the field could make a difference in getting them to take a closer look.


A new report finds high school testing shifting toward college-readiness. A new report, and states' No Child Left Behind waiver applications, find schools shifting to college-readiness testing.


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