Governors should take steps to improve early-childhood mathematics education, including raising the bar for states' early-learning guidelines and promoting changes in teacher-preparation programs, according to a recent paper.
A project that trains teachers to review lessons and units for alignment to the common core has expanded its set of offerings.
The push to reduce the amount of time schools spend on testing originates in the White House, sources say.
New Hampshire is proposing an alternative to testing all students every year with the same assessment. If the U.S. Department of Education approves its pilot plan, it could send a powerful signal that more testing flexibility might be available for states.
Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the CEO of Chicago public schools, announced that she plans to ask the U.S. Department of Education to let the district hold off on a full administration of PARCC tests for another year.
The multinational energy corporation is launching an effort to improve science, technology, engineering, and math education and training in rural Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
Students in New York state will soon have the option to replace one of the history exams now required for graduation with a career-focused art or science exam.
Students who attended a live theater performance showed better knowledge of vocabulary words, more tolerance, and an improved ability to read others' emotions when compared to students who did not attend, according to a recent study.
The Center for American Progress released a report looking at how much time students spend taking state- and district-required tests.
Will a new accountability proposal from top education policy thinkers rise to the top of an increasingly crowded debate?