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.

Scholastic is releasing a series of "webisodes" showing reality-TV celebrities using math in their professions.

A few weeks ago, a father posted a page from his son's supposed common-core math assignment on Facebook, claiming that despite his own degree in engineering, he could not solve the problem.

Nike, Barbie, and iPod all make appearances on the English/language arts tests that children are taking this spring.

Columbian writer—and arguably one of the most influential novelists of the 20th century—Gabriel García Márquez died yesterday at age 87.


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