When states have had problems with waivers from No Child Left Behind, it's usually been because of their teacher-evaluation plans. This time a state lost its waiver because it's standards weren't good enough.


A California science teacher has created visual representations that clarify the Next Generation Science Standards' cross-cutting concepts and remind students to connect big ideas in science.


After an emotional, there-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.


Reading instruction is making its way back into the public eye under New York City's new school chancellor.


The Kentucky education commissioner blasted the U.S. Department of Education in a recent blog post for rejecting his state's request for a one-year waiver on science assessments.


In a new set of guiding principles for assessment, the Vermont board calls on Congress to change the No Child Left Behind Act and embrace 'judicious' approaches to testing.


Tennessee students in grades 2-4 will be expected to learn cursive writing starting next year.


The PARCC consortium drops some items from its literacy test, saying that it could still test the standards sufficiently with fewer items.


The state is inviting the public to vote "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on each standard, and to provide specific, detailed feedback.


A researcher and education professor at Michigan State University laid out his take on four major problems with how the common-core math standards are being implemented.


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