Black and Hispanic 4th graders have made sizable gains in history achievement since 1994, though the change may be explained by improved literacy.
North Dakota becomes the 46th to adopt the common standards.
The U.S. Department of Education's announcement that it will grant waivers to NCLB requirements could raise questions for states helping design common assessments.
A coalition of minority groups pushes for key high-school-improvement measures to be included in a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The national coalition intends to have the voluntary standards completed by the fall of 2012.
California drops out of one assessment consortium and joins another, as states work to design tests for the common standards.
A College Board official tweets interesting tidbits from the annual AP Readings.
President Barack Obama unveils a group of new initiatives aimed at getting more young people prepared and certified for good jobs in manufacturing.
Education Week's annual "Diplomas Count" report explores trends in high school graduation rates, and after-high-school pathways other than a university degree.
The bill championed by Republican lawmakers was approved by a House panel today.