A new study found that teachers are mainly relying on homegrown instructional materials, created either by themselves or their district colleagues, to meet the Common Core State Standards.
Evaluating how well tests measure higher-order thinking skills and focus on the most important content and skills for college readiness, PARCC and SBAC come out on top of ACT Aspire and the MCAS.
The consortium is inviting input as it considers whether it should reorganize or replace its current Parcc Inc. nonprofit.
A lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for English/language arts said she has at least one regret about how the standards turned out: that they don't require students to read a large number of texts independently.
Through the District of Columbia's new "Books From Birth" literacy initiative, children under 5 years old will be eligible to have a free book sent to their houses every month.
Several of the big computer science education groups have put out a draft "framework" for how to teach the subject, and they're now looking for feedback from the public.
The stars may very well be aligning for proponents of K-12 computer science education
Today, the White House announced what it's calling an "ambitious, all-hands-on deck" initiative to get every student in the United States coding.
The Council for Economic Education's annual survey finds that fewer states are requiring economics.
Yet another study documents that states are setting higher expectations for proficiency on their tests, aiming for NAEP-like levels of performance.