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January 28, 2016

More States Set Financial Literacy Standards, Fewer Require Economics

The Council for Economic Education's annual survey finds that fewer states are requiring economics.

January 06, 2016

Delaware Chooses SAT Over Smarter Balanced for High School Tests

The move is the latest in a series of states deciding to dump PARCC or Smarter Balanced for the SAT or ACT.

December 17, 2015

Calif. Districts to Tweak Placement Policies for Accelerated Math

Under a new California law, districts must put into place "fair, objective, and transparent" placement policies for 9th grade math classes by the beginning of the next school year.

November 12, 2015

Most ACT Test-Takers Aren't Ready for College STEM Courses, Report Says

A new benchmark to measure students' readiness for first-year college courses expected for majors in STEM fields shows that only 20 percent of high school students meet that mark.

November 03, 2015

Still No African-Americans Taking the AP Computer Science Exam in Nine States

The pool of test-takers for the Advanced Placement computer science exam is still overwhelmingly white and male, according to data from the College Board, which administers the AP tests.

October 20, 2015

Few States Require College- and Career-Ready Courses for Graduation, Study Says

Just four states and the District of Columbia require students to complete college- and career-ready level courses in math and English/language arts to graduate, according to a new report.

September 29, 2015

Air and Space Museum's Student 'Explainers' Program Gets a Boost

A program at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in which trained high school and college students lead demonstrations and hands-on activities about flight is expanding and going online.

September 08, 2015

'School of the New York Times' Launches With Courses for High Schoolers

Courses will focus on college admissions, essay writing, sports management, arts criticism, and other topics.

September 03, 2015

More Students Taking AP Physics, Computer Science Exams

Participation rates for Advanced Placement science exams—specifically physics and computer science—have risen sharply over the last year, according to new data from the College Board.

September 02, 2015

Classroom Assignments Fail to Meet Common-Core's Higher Bar, Study Says

A new report looks at whether individual classroom assignments meet the common-core criteria for literacy and finds that alignment, for the most part, is lacking.

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