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.
Winners of a national STEM contest, honored today in Washington, set out to solve community-based problems, including figuring out how to prevent garbage from entering local waterways and evaluating students' walking routes for safety.
Increasingly, testing opponents are casting the Common Core State Standards as the cause of the standardized testing burden in public schools. But that claim is inaccurate.
South Carolina withdraws from the common-core assessment consortium even though its state board of education favors staying in the group.
The third national festival brought together companies, universities, government agencies, scientists, engineers, and many others to get young people engaged in the STEM fields.
Creative endeavors can be a valuable tool in motivating and inspiring students to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but they're often underutilized, experts say.
At the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference this week, representatives for NAEP detailed the group's most recent assessment, which aims to measure how well students apply technology and engineering skills to real-life situations.
Education leaders detail their work to implement the common core and their struggles to deal with various kinds of opposition to the new standards.