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December 08, 2015

Newsela Puts Focus on Science, With Standards in Mind

Newsela is just one of many companies that has sought to align its content -- news stories customized to different reading levels -- to the Next Generation Science Standards.

November 20, 2015

What Roadblocks Stand in the Way of a Digital K-12 Market?

A new report by MDR cites outmoded purchasing practices, data-privacy concerns and other issues as slowing the K-12 transition from print to digital resources.

November 10, 2015

Personalized Learning, Competency Education Need Policy Support, Group Says

Federal and state governments can improve students' ability to get access to student-centered learning by focusing on 13 specific issues, according to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

November 06, 2015

Paperless Testing: Most Grade 3-8 Students To Be Assessed Online in 2016

This will be the first school year in which most elementary and middle-school students take state-required tests online.

October 21, 2015

Department of Defense Schools Award $20M Contract for PARCC Testing

The decision to award a one-year, renewable contract to the nonprofit that manages the PARCC consortium impacts 172 schools serving 74,000 students.

October 16, 2015

Educators in the Middle East Tackle the Common Core

About 200 educators will learn more about the common-core standards, which are implemented in American-curriculum private schools in the Middle East.

September 09, 2015

Intel Plans to Drop Support for High-Profile Science Competition

Intel will end its sponsorship of the Science Talent Search, one of the world's most prominent competitions for showcasing student "STEM" talent.

September 01, 2015

Test Results from N.D., Mont., Nev., Will Get Examination

Smarter Balanced will review the validity of test results from three states that experienced disruptions on their tests last year.

September 01, 2015

Coming Up Next: Demand for New K-12 Science Content

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have adopted Next Generation Science Standards, which could shape schools' demand for content for years to come.

August 28, 2015

Smarter Balanced to Review American Institutes for Research's Test Platform

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of an open-source delivery platform it paid the American Institutes for Research to develop.

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