Hung-Hsi Wu, a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, explains why instruction on fractions, which he calls "the backbone of school mathematics," needed to change.

A group that partnered in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards is now asking science teachers to help field-test multiple-choice items for an assessment on energy.

Last week, Republican state Sen. William Ligon introduced a resolution calling on the College Board to return its previous course framework.

More than half of U.S. students live in states that will not be administering tests by PARCC or Smarter Balanced this year.

The methods for doing addition and subtraction suggested by the common core may seem tedious at first, but proponents say they'll eventually lead to quicker mental math.

Every state has now decided what summative test it's using for the 2014-15 year: Check EdWeek's authoritative map of all the states' testing plans.

President Obama's proposed fiscal 2016 budget seeks big increases to support career and technical education, and to help states implement--and reduce--assessments.

Pushed by growing resistance to tests, two states draw a line in the sand and warn against skipping state-mandated tests.

Created in response to concerns about too much testing, a task force suggests Colorado drop many of its high school tests but acknowledges that NCLB limits the state's options to curb tests.

Twenty-nine years ago today, seven astronauts—including Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first teacher in space—lost their lives when the space shuttle Challenger exploded a minute after take-off.

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