New NAEP results show that 8th graders in large cities posted small gains in reading over the past two years.
The Texas state board of education is expected to wrap up work on controversial new social studies standards this week.
A Massachusetts group demands communications exchanged on the common standards.
Massachusetts says it's reconsidering applying for Round 2 of Race to the Top.
The ETS, College Board and Pearson Learning form a new collaborative on assessment to support the Race to the Top initiative.
A teacher illustrates a geometry lesson by discussing the angles students would need to calculate if they were shooting at the president.
As states consider adopting the common standards, some areas of wariness come into focus.
States consider the points that adopting the common standards can provide in applying for Round 2 of Race to the Top funds.
A new study, while showing increasing educational attainment by all groups of Americans, still shows troubling lags and gaps.
The former education director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation argues that states have a grand opportunity in the Race to the Top assessment competition.