The redesign of the GED by Pearson and the American Council on Education raises questions in some quarters about the partnership's profit-making motive.

National guidelines for the study of foreign languages are being revised to make explicit the links to the common-core standards, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages announced this week. The news came just days before the council hosts its annual conference, with the theme "Empowering Language Educators Through Collaboration." The Nov. 18-20 convention is in Denver this year. The council has already issued a draft document on its website showing how the existing national standards for foreign languages, issued in 1996, align with the common standards in English/language arts and mathematics. In addition, the organization is ...

Most states have made gains in testing students with disabilities and ELLs on NAEP, but many still fall short of federal inclusion targets.

The Alabama Board of Education votes against rescinding the common standards, despite a push from the state's governor.

The PARCC assessment consortium releases its revised, final content frameworks after public feedback.

Five of the applicants for a federal i3 grant identified STEM education as the "absolute priority."

Education analysts highlighted a number of issues related to the latest NAEP data, including historic gains in math and large exclusion rates in some states.

Chicago is reporting new college-readiness metrics to parents, such as schools' rates of student eligibility for "selective or highly selective" colleges. But the district isn't evaluating schools on that information yet.

Montana adopts the common standards, leaving only four states that have not officially embraced them.

Kentucky has been chosen as a demonstration site for a statewide professional-development model reflecting the new common standards.


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