A new report estimates how long it will take to close achievement gaps.
The winners will participate in professional development activities and recognition events, including a White House ceremony.
Membership begins to shift in the two consortia designing common assessments.
Secretary Duncan, also speaking at the event, defended plans to merge aid for a federal foreign language assistance program into a broader, competitive funding pot.
A new paper explores unresolved questions that hang over the design of assessments for the new common standards.
A panel of the state school board voted to recommend the biology and environmental science textbooks by a vote of 6-1.
The series highlights the policies and practices of education systems that have shown strong performance or gains on the international assessment.
Plenty of people are weighing in on the latest international data, from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to teachers' union leaders and a former governor.
Another report from the OECD, which released PISA results today, describes what top-scoring nations did to produce high levels of achievement among 15-year-olds.
Parents in Singapore are far more likely to engage a math tutor for their child.