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Student Offers Perspective on the PARCC, Says It's Not So Bad

A Sante Fe, New Mexico student who took the PARCC exams offered Education World her perspective on what standardized testing really is like.

National Geographic, Cengage Donate 35K Textbooks

Educators who haven’t been able to get the tools they require to help their students get the best out of instruction will now receive help thanks to National Geographic and Cengage Learning.

State's Common Core Review Reveals Widespread Support

In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam launched a public inquiry into the state's Common Core standards, creating a website that allowed state residents to read through the standards and vote on them over a six-month period of time.

STEM News Roundup: Integrating STEM in the Classroom for All Ages

The school year is coming to a close and many districts are reflecting on what innovative STEM projects have found success with their students in their classrooms. See what classrooms around the country are doing to get kids involved in STEM and how you can adapt the projects for your classroom and grade level.

Experts Disagree on Tactic of Reducing Play to Promote Skills in Kindergarten

As lawmakers and educators attempt to pursue ways to improve long-term achievement in students across the country, the change in instruction is felt all the way down to the kindergarten classroom.

Activists: Penalties for 'Education Theft,' 'Enrollment Fraud' Too Harsh

Education activists are speaking out against the practice of holding parents criminally responsible for lying about their children living in better school districts in order to in turn send them to better schools.

Study Suggests Preschoolers Need More Exercise

A new study from Seattle researchers suggests that preschoolers are getting significantly less than the amount of recommended daily exercise for their age group, indicating a potential factor behind the growing childhood obesity problem in America.