Illinois adopts the common standards.


Three consortia of states are the only ones vying for federal money in the Race to the Top Assessment competition.


A $10 million federal grant will pay for research on improving math instruction for students in middle school.


The Race to the Top assessment applications are in the Department of Education's hands, and they detail new systems of assessment


Even as states submit their applications to develop new tests under Race to the Top, leading policymakers advise the field to proceed with care.


The Thomas B. Fordham Institute issues a set of papers exploring how the common standards will be governed in coming years.


Thirteen states have now adopted the common standards.


The two main state consortia submitting applications for Race to the Top money provide a glimpse of the testing systems they plan to propose.


A new study suggests that middle school music instruction enhances students' academic achievement in algebra.


The theory of evolution will remain "a cornerstone of science classes in Nebraska's public schools" under proposed new science standards the state board of education is expected to take up this summer, reports the Omaha World-Herald. Three members of the state board told the newspaper they were not aware of any effort by board members or the public to include intelligent design in Nebraska's new science standards. As many readers are aware, the neighboring state of Kansas in recent years has proved a hotbed of debate over evolution, though in 2007, a newly elected state board removed language that described ...


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