- Fallin order supports divisive education standards Updated: Dec-04-13 4:35 pm
- Diligent Asian students dominate global exam Updated: Dec-04-13 12:05 pm
- Mass., Conn. students perform well on global test Updated: Dec-03-13 4:13 pm
- Fla. students below global peers in math, science Updated: Dec-03-13 12:54 pm
- Asian nations dominate international test Updated: Dec-03-13 5:03 am
- Scott County schools plan appeal of state audit Updated: Dec-03-13 4:08 am
- State: Smarter Balanced tests only viable option Updated: Dec-02-13 6:29 pm
- Indiana GOP leaders ready to scrap Common Core Updated: Dec-01-13 6:05 pm
- Ala. school district expands drug testing policy Updated: Nov-29-13 5:08 pm
- Race on in NJ to get GED ahead of harder '14 tests Updated: Nov-29-13 9:32 am
- 150 at Roanoke school to be tested for TB Updated: Nov-28-13 12:08 pm
- Tea party groups urge Walker to reject Common Core Updated: Nov-26-13 2:50 pm
- School test exclusions raise questions in Maryland Updated: Nov-25-13 10:41 am
- Work continues to find voucher report card deal Updated: Nov-23-13 1:45 pm
- Texas lawmakers defend curriculum changes Updated: Nov-20-13 8:52 pm
- Tupelo High explores new blue turf Updated: Nov-20-13 4:03 pm
- Lawmakers seek changes to Wisconsin ed standards Updated: Nov-19-13 3:46 pm
- SD school implements new Lakota curriculum Updated: Nov-18-13 9:37 am
- Alabama school board ends graduation exam Updated: Nov-14-13 5:15 pm
- Kan. board to review plan for developing new tests Updated: Nov-13-13 9:13 am
- Film group backs antipiracy curriculum for schools Updated: Nov-11-13 3:34 pm
- NM schools adopting common curriculum for nursing Updated: Nov-07-13 6:02 pm
- Montana schools gets federal testing waiver Updated: Nov-05-13 6:28 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin signed an executive order on Wednesday in support of education standards in math and English known as Common Core and said she hopes the order eases growing fears the standards represent a federal takeover of public education.
BEIJING - As a ninth-grader, Shanghai's Li Sixin spent more than three hours on homework a night and took tutorials in math, physics and chemistry on the weekends. When she was tapped to take an exam last year given to half a million students around the world, Li breezed through it.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Massachusetts students scored among the top performing education systems worldwide in reading, math and science, while students in Connecticut also had top scores in reading and science and around average results in math, officials said Tuesday.
MIAMI - Florida teens scored lower than their international peers in math and science and about the same in reading, results from a global test released Tuesday show.
WASHINGTON - Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Scott County school district will appeal a state audit claiming it's violating state standards.
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan should stick with plans to switch to a new standardized test next school year because it is the only viable option, the state Education Department told lawmakers Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS - The Republican leaders of the General Assembly want Indiana to scrap the Common Core education standards and have the state adopt its own guidelines to prepare students for college and careers, a report Sunday said.
CULLMAN, Alabama - Cullman City Schools officials say a new draft of their student drug testing policy will apply to anyone involved in extracurricular activities, and students who drive to campus.
PLEASANTVILLE, New Jersey - Beginning next year, New Jersey's high school equivalency exam will cost more to take and be harder to pass, and that has some residents racing to get their GED before Dec. 31.
ROANOKE, Virginia - Roanoke health officials have identified 150 students and employees at a high school who might have been exposed to tuberculosis.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Dozens of conservatives and leaders of tea party groups from across Wisconsin sent Gov. Scott Walker a letter Tuesday urging him to "be the hero" and reject Common Core education standards.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - While Maryland public schools scored above national averages on a recent national reading assessment, the state had blocked more than half of English language learners and students with learning disabilities from taking the test.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Students receiving taxpayer-subsidized vouchers to attend private schools would have their test results and other performance information detailed on report cards starting in 2015 under the latest version of a bill being worked on in the Wisconsin Legislature.
AUSTIN, Texas - The powerful architects of Texas' new high school curriculum overhaul made a rare joint appearance at the State Board of Education Wednesday night, imploring its members not to undermine the much-ballyhooed law by imposing requirements that most students take algebra II.
TUPELO, Mississippi - Tupelo High School's football field has standard grass, but the school is exploring the option of blue turf.
MADISON, Wisconsin - State lawmakers showed little interest Tuesday in revamping the Common Core education standards that have been in place for three years, pushing instead for more modest changes aimed at uniquely tailoring the guidelines for Wisconsin schools.
PINE RIDGE, South Dakota - A school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is implementing a new curriculum designed to teach students the rapidly disappearing Lakota language.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The high school graduation exam, a fixture in Alabama's public schools for 30 years, is getting relegated to the history books.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas State Board of Education members are considering a proposal for a multistate group to develop new, standardized tests for public schools.
LOS ANGELES - When it comes to learning about the evils of Internet piracy, Hollywood studios and the major music labels want kids to start young.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's state colleges and universities are moving to a common nursing curriculum to make it easier for students to complete their degrees.
HELENA, Montana - Montana's superintendent of public instruction says the state has received a federal waiver allowing just one standardized test for students.