Elementary students spend nearly a third of their time off task, with distractions more likely to happen when they are working on their own or receiving whole-group instruction.
An examination of what students choose for their "outside" reading in grades 1 through 12 shows disconcerting patterns taking hold in middle school.
This is the last year the AP U.S. History exam will appear in its current formatfor 2014-15, the College Board is redesigning both the course and the exam.
The performance of high school seniors in both subjects stayed the same compared with 2009. Only 26 percent of students scored proficient or above in math in 2013; for reading, the figure was 37 percent.
A new survey finds also finds that students are surprisingly supportive of tests, when they're being used to chart their learning and help them improve.
In this video, a 3rd grade teacher describes the impact of having fewer math standards to teach.
Two new polls poke into Americans' attitudes about the common-core standards by political viewpoint, and come up with different conclusions.
It's far from a universally held idea that teachers should spend time explaining what engineering is to kindergartners and 1st graders.
The revised cost means that the PARCC tests are now more affordable for most of its state members than the tests they're currently using.
The common core does require some nontraditional teaching methods in mathbut using number sentences and having students show their work are not among them.