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Common Core testing resumes; problems persist

Nevada schools on Monday resumed statewide testing of students in grades three to eight following computer server crashes that interrupted the process last week. About 27,000 students started testing without interruption on Monday morning, according to the Nevada Department of Education, though the system later generated error messages at some schools across the state.

Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don’t have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it’s that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.