The bipartisan draft of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would also require states to have challenging academic standards, and authorize a comprehensive state literacy program.


Ohio joins a small but growing number of states that are seeking or considering federal permission to excuse some schools or districts from state-mandated tests.


Just a heads-up to readers that Ed Week is offering a package of articles about math instruction, several of which focus on the Common Core State Standards for math, for free until April 15.


Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, signed into law this week a bill that requires high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test to graduate.


When exactly did the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math enter the educational lexicon?


It would be an understatement to say that it's been an eventful five years since the feds offered $350 million grants to states to design tests for the common core.


Students in 4th, 8th and 12th grade show an interesting mix of strength and weakness in their ability to choose the right meaning of vocabulary words in context.


A new study finds that few states link their college-readiness tests to meaningful supports or opportunities for students.


Is the country too narrowly focused on science, technology, engineering, and math?


The optimal amount of homework for 13-year-old students is about an hour a day, a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Educational Psychology suggests.


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