In Jefferson County, Colorado, a school board member who said the Advanced Placement U.S. History Curriculum was insufficiently patriotic lost her seat in a recall election.
Both the House and Senate ESEA bills keep annual tests, but they go very different ways on a lot of other assessment issues.
The consortium makes public hundreds of questions from last spring's debut test, saying it hopes teachers will use them in instruction to help students understand what it looks like to master the common core.
The pool of test-takers for the Advanced Placement computer science exam is still overwhelmingly white and male, according to data from the College Board, which administers the AP tests.
Last week, a fire broke out in a chemistry class at a Fairfax, Va. high school, sending five students to the hospital with chemical burns.
Tucson-area students will take the test, now required for high school graduation, while still in middle school.
Improving reading comprehension is not about giving students good "strategies," it's about increasing their knowledge base about the world, a panel of experts argued.
A digital piano allows Kansas City students to study the instrument remotely.
A nonprofit that reviews curricula for common-core alignment, which came under fire after initially posting low ratings for nearly all the texts it analyzed, has tweaked its processand consequently upped the scores for several publishers.
U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.