Idaho provisionally adopts the common standards.

Amid all the recent talk among STEM advocates about getting young people more excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, here's a great example of the idea in action. Tomorrow, astronauts in orbit on the International Space Station will communicate directly with students at two middle schools about what it's like to live and work in space. Students from the two District of Columbia public schools will gather at the U.S. Department of Education to speak with astronauts Scott Kelly, Shannon Walker, and Doug Wheelock, the space station's commander. On hand to join the students will be Secretary of ...

Students could substitute study in the fine and performing arts or career and technical education.

Some schools are offering rewards to motivate 12th graders to do better on the NAEP.

Alabama becomes the 42nd state to adopt the common standards.

The 19-member panel includes expertise across education, policy, business, and STEM content.

NAEP scores for high school seniors in math and reading show declines since 1992, but modest gains since the last test in 2005.

A newspaper finds that some of its state's most respected high schools have large shares of students who fall short of ACT's college readiness definition.

New Power Point explanations are out on the two big state assessment consortia that won Race to the Top money to design tests for the new common standards.

The research suggests that children whose parents talked with them a lot about numbers as toddlers had an advantage later in understanding math.

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