U.S. Education Secretary identifies bad tests, and too much testing, as key problems, but doesn't provide details yet on what the department might do about them.
As children make the transition from finger-counting to retrieving math facts from memory, their brains begin to change, according to a new study from Stanford University.
Revisions in the U.S. history framework have led to a reduction in multiple-choice items and the addition of a short-answer section.
Despite the many negative associations with automated essay-scoring, there's some evidence it may actually be more effective in changing student behavior than human scoring, Annie Murphy Paul wrote recently in the Hechinger Report.
A new poll from Education Next shows strong public support for the concept of shared academic standards, but much weaker support for the Common Core State Standards themselves.
The authors of the new AP U.S. History framework say that they were following the urgings of high school history teachers to design a course that would facilitate a more in-depth exploration of American history.
Since the common science standards were finalized in April 2013, 12 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them.
For the first time since it was established 78 years ago, the prestigious Fields Medalviewed as the Nobel prize of mathematicswas awarded to a woman.
A survey by the Education Week Research Center finds teachers less than enthusiastic about the quality of their common-core professional development, and about the alignment of their instructional materials to the new standards.
How do you illustrate division of fractions by fractions? And why would you want to?