President Barack Obama's comments about testing students less raise questions for the consortia of states that are designing tests for the common standards.

Although overall study of foreign languages by U.S. students is up slightly, it's still far below most other nations.

The American Civil Liberties Union is firing off letters to schools that block students' access to websites about gay and lesbian rights, while allowing access to sites that advocate changing gay people's sexual orientation.

A group of California school districts joins an increasingly crowded marketplace of people developing instructional materials for the common standards.

A new study from Colorado shows that test scores as early as 6th grade can predict a student's likelihood of needing college remediation.

The action comes after officials discovered an array of errors and other problems with elementary-level history books.

The new materials available for free from the Civil War Trust seek to promote critical-thinking skills, with an emphasis on primary sources, from letters and photographs to maps.

A new report urges governors to become a force in helping their state colleges and universities respond better to workforce demands.

A host of activities pegged to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War are planned, including a student competition and a new feature from the National Park Service penned by a fictitious Civil War era correspondent.

The blogosphere hosts a lively debate about developing shared curriculum for the common standards.


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