In a move that might prove to be illegal, the Colorado Board of Education voted yesterday to let school districts opt out of giving the first phase of the PARCC assessment.
The Council of Chief State School Officers urges Congress to pass a bipartisan revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would keep the NCLB testing schedule intact.
Last month, West Virginia joined 12 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standardsbut not without first making a few tweaks to the standards' language about global warming.
One Florida school forbid students from flushing toilets during testing last spring, prompting a group of parents to organize in opposition to certain school practices during assessment.
There is little agreement among high school administrators on what computer science is, how it should be taught, and what kind of requirement it should fulfill, says a recent survey.
A recent Vox piece poses that STEM may be "too broad a classification" when looking at the job market. Does the same apply for education?
States are increasingly targeting teachers, rather than students, in their bid to boost 3rd grade reading-proficiency levels.
Publisher HarperCollins has pulled from shelves an atlas with maps that failed to include the state of Israel.
Criticism of the new movie offers teachers an opportunity to engage students in research and debate about its historical accuracy.
If in rounding out 2014 you're still finding yourself a bit fuzzy on the difference between the common-core standards and curriculum, two recent NPR pieces might offer some clarity.