What would it feel like to take a bus tour across the surface of Mars? Some middle school students will have the chance to find out.
The Arkansas education department announced a computer science enrollment contest in the hopes of getting more students to take the subject, which is now offered at all high schools in the state.
A new analysis of NAEP data shows that just 22 percent of 12th graders say they've ever taken a computer science course, and more than half attend high schools that don't even offer one.
Achieve, the group that spearheaded the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, recently released examples for how to "bundle" the science standards, or group them together to create units.
States are beginning to experiment with standardized assessment in the arts.
Those involved in the opt-out movement said they were strongly motivated by opposition to test-based teacher evaluations and the private sector's influence in schools, the survey reported.
Fifteen-year-olds who play online video games score above average in math, reading, and science, while those who engage in social networking tend to score below average, according to an analysis of international assessment data.
Responses to PARCC's "request for information" reflect a lot of soul-searching about how PARCC will survive, and in what form.
A complaint about New Math from 1972 calls to mind many of the critiques heard over the last few years about the common core.
An early look at AP scores shows continued growth in STEM subjects and a mix of scores on individual subject-matter tests.