Even with a strong disclaimer of any federal role in common-standards work, Arne Duncan's speech is still greeted with grimaces by some of the core's advocates.


A working paper by the Noyce Foundation highlights 15 promising collaborations between K-12 schools, extended-learning programs, and outside organizations that aim to further STEM education.


Connecticut, Mississippi, South Dakota and Vermont have won federal waivers focused on allowing them to make the transition to common-core tests.


With a 14 to 1 vote, the Texas Board of Education officially dropped Algebra 2 as a graduation requirement for most high school students.


New Jersey now includes metrics about arts education in its annual school reports—and education officials say that makes it the first state to do so.


Kentucky had been uncertain for many months about whether it would use the PARCC tests for common standards.


Younger adults and men, in particular, favor a hands-on style of learning, according to a survey done for Everest College.


An author makes the argument that skimming is a "crucial skill" for close literary analysis, and one that should be explicitly taught.


NAEP data analyzed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation show large swaths of children not reading proficiently by 4th grade in every state.


Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow students to take computer science to satisfy a foreign-language requirement.


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