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A Florida teacher is preparing students for advanced math competitions during the school day—and it's paid off to the tune of nine national championships.


The White House Turnaround Arts Initiative, which started in eight schools in 2011, will expand to 68 schools.


Republicans are 90 percent more likely than Democrats to oppose the Common Core State Standards, according to an analysis of California poll data. And most of that opposition is explained by disapproval of President Obama's performance.


The NAEP long-term trend assessments in reading and math won't be given again until 2024, which means there will be a 12-year gap in what had been a particularly constant set of data.


A survey of how 4th and 5th grade students read online finds that girls significantly outperform boys with digital skills such as searching for and communicating information.


California and Texas are among the states negotiating how ethnic groups should be portrayed in textbooks.


In a letter posted today on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's website, CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann acknowledged that the group had made some miscalculations regarding implementation of the Common Core State Standards.


At a 9-year-old's request, the president is asking kids for their ideas on what they think is important in science, technology, engineering, and math education.


Virginia has officially become the first state to add computer science to its core academic requirements for elementary, middle, and high school.


After finding that most classroom assignments don't meet the common-core standards' high bar, a think tank is looking to expand on that research and get schools and teachers to look at the work they assign more closely.


The first study to explore how well PARCC predicts college grades and remediation finds only modest correlations to both, but concludes that PARCC's cutoff score does reflect college-level work.


Girls and suburban students outperformed boys and citydwellers on NAEP's first all-digital 2014 science and technology exam, but those gaps were still dwarfed by gaps between socioeconomic and racial groups.


The head of NASA and inventor Dean Kamen are calling for a cultural shift—and a more hands-on approach to science education.


At a panel discussion in Washington, reading and policy experts came together to discuss how states can use their new flexibility under ESSA to begin to increase students' reading achievement.


Michael Butera is being replaced by Michael Blakeslee, pictured, as executive director and chief executive officer of the National Association for Music Education after controversy arose over Butera's reported remarks on the musical abilities of black and Latino people and racial and ethnic diversity in music education.


In a climactic finale, Edward Wan, a 7th grader from Bellevue, Wash., took home first place in an elite national math competition.


The director of the National Association for Music Education attributed the lack of diversity in music education to the ability level of black and Latinos.


Citing the masses of data that are newly accessible and increasingly common in every field, a report calls for more focus on data literacy for K-16 students.


The most recent round of textbook reviews from EdReports.org show that Everyday Math, which is used in about 200,000 classrooms around the country, does not meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.


NWEA, which makes the MAP tests, commissioned a poll that found educators, parents, and students value classroom testing and formative tests because they help improve teaching and learning.


School districts in Oregon and California are introducing ethnic studies classes.


As part of a larger equity-focused agenda announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña last fall, New York City public schools are working on a 10-year deadline to get all students reading proficiently by the end of 2nd grade.


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