Participation in science fairs appears to be dropping, The New York Times reports.
The study from the Brookings Institution says the United States has never been close to number one on international math tests.
One of the two state assessment consortia draws directly on California's EAP as a model.
The revised U.S. history program is expected to emphasize skills that enable students to "actively investigate historical events."
The new exam will be entirely computer-based.
A Harvard report draws strong reaction for suggesting that many students are not being served by a college-prep curriculum.
Experts share their perspectives on the role that rote memorization can play in learning.
The authors suggest that while much attention has been paid to disadvantages in math based on race and ethnicity, students in rural areas have access to fewer math courses.
Parts of the revised U.S. history curriculum seemed "vague," some teachers reportedly complained.
Bill Gates' annual letter devotes a short section to education, and it focuses on the foundation's evolving concept of excellent teaching.