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Don't despair during the countdown to your child's big test! Instead, read Education.com's breakdown of the pros and cons of high-stakes testing.
Get an introduction to Common Core Standards that you can easily understand.
If a student can't read, virtually every other subject becomes impossible.  Here is a parent's guide to national standards for English Language Arts.
Learn more about a new set of proposed national standards for schools.
These days, access to test scores is a click of the mouse away, but critics argue that this information doesn't tell us much about the quality of the school.
What's the story with merit pay for teachers? Here's what you need to know.
It's good or bad, depending on who's talking. NCLB means 'No Child Left Behind,' and it's perhaps the most far-reaching federal reform in the last two decades.
Could this new push for standards take play out of the equation for young children?
Will common academic standards become a reality across the nation? Find out, and how parents can get involved.
What are the math standards each grade? The National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM) has standards for classrooms from kindergarten through high school.
Thanks to growing competition from around the world, students must work harder than ever. Here are the skills that kids will need to compete.
Experts weigh in on lagging literacy skills, and what can be done to improve them.
While it's exciting to see a great school recognized, it's just as important to remind yourself that education isn't one-size-fits-all.
Find out the results to the latest PISA, which tests student competence in reading, science, and math around the world. See how the U.S. ranks internationally.
The debate over 'standardized testing' masks a larger question: just how do we define what it means to learn something, and how can we test for it?
As a parent, you want to keep high standards for you child. But what do high standards look like?
Math and reading dominate more class time than ever before. Have we gone too far at the expense of science, social studies, art, and music?
This spring marks the 25th anniversary of what many call a turning point in American public education: the release of 'A Nation At Risk.'
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