NWEA, which makes the MAP tests, commissioned a poll that found educators, parents, and students value classroom testing and formative tests because they help improve teaching and learning.
School districts in Oregon and California are introducing ethnic studies classes.
As part of a larger equity-focused agenda announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña last fall, New York City public schools are working on a 10-year deadline to get all students reading proficiently by the end of 2nd grade.
When the scores for 4th and 8th grades were released in October, and showed declines as well, there was all sorts of chatter about where to place the blame. So far, the most recent 12th grade scores haven't caused the same kind of finger-pointing.
Teachers College professor Anand Marri argues that students and teachers need to take a big-picture view of economic and financial literacy.
Much like their 4th and 8th grade peers, high school seniors have lost ground in math over the last two years, according to the most recent scores on a national achievement test.
A 16-year-old Arizona student created an app to help students prepare for the state's newly required civics test. Students who use it are rewarded with sandwiches from McDonald's.
The late singer/songwriter was the driving force behind an initiative called #YesWeCode.
A group alleging that Kansas science standards will result in anti-religious instruction in public schools lacked standing, the federal appeals court in Denver ruled.
The White House is celebrating federal, state and local initiatives intended to help young children learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math.