Children begin learning the building blocks of math and literacy as early as 6 months old, according to cognitive science research. How children learn these skills and the best ways to help them is a subject that is continuously evolving.
Test scores are only one measure of a student, but they can be used to dispel stereotypes and promote higher achievement, superintendent says.
Superintendents say free college readiness testing for all would raise SAT/ACT scores and boost college admissions. Opponents say AB 1951 would undermine the usefulness of high school testing.
Amid for-profit college closures, more student borrowers apply to the U.S. Department of Education to cancel their federal education loan debts.
The report by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics report calls for an end to tracking, and more practical course offerings.
Free summer programs help kids struggling in math get a head start on algebra and geometry.
Lindsay Unified, a small rural district in California's Central Valley, has embraced performance-based learning.
Shift in curriculum and instructional materials aims to help English learners.
Picture books are more likely than speech to include uncommon words.
The shortage of licensed spaces is most acute for infants and toddlers.
Program would allow younger 4-year-olds to enroll in transitional kindergarten.
With state money limited, local officials try new approaches.
Gov. Jerry Brown has urged legislators to be fiscally conservative.
A new program aims to boost reading skills and close the achievement gap.
K-2 assessments changing to adapt to the Common Core.