A new study finds that most U.S. students have far to go before they can master the common standards.
In face of earlier criticism, the final social studies standards require students to take two U.S. history courses covering all major periods.
Expect lots of analysis, and probably plenty of handwringing, after the international test results are issued next week.
South Dakota becomes the 44th state to adopt the common standards.
Tools for measuring college readiness are being produced more and more, and even the NAEP is being considered for that use. But how reliably can any of those tools do what they promise?
Reading Is Fundamental and the National Writing Project could lose funding under an amendment being pursued by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
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.