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 astronautsincluding Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first teacher in spacelost their lives when the space shuttle Challenger exploded a minute after take-off.
In commemoration, 25 teachers from across the U.S. and 10 other countries spent four days traveling through Poland, visiting museums and historical sites in Warsaw, Krakow, and Oswiecim.
Fewer and fewer states are retaining control over districts' adoption of curricular materials.
Next year, Nashville public schools will begin the move from teaching Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II to teaching integrated math courses, which weave together concepts from each discipline.