May 2017 Archives

High school seniors and others who are less financially literate prove more reluctant to take college loans, and that could hurt their future earnings, a Vanderbilt University study finds.


A series of photos shows a science teacher taking her 5th graders through an exploration of water filtration, using space as a setting.


In a new report, Education Week looks at the many changes going on in the assessment world, including when states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards will begin tests aligned to the new benchmarks (map included).


The cognitive psychologist's new book "is meant to leave the teacher with a useful cartoon model of what's happening in the mind when a skilled reader reads."


The second-ever international assessment for financial literacy finds U.S. students are about average.


The arts and humanities endowments and IMLS, which support education programs, face drastic cuts in the 2018 federal budget.


Already suffering from the threatened budget cuts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, which helps fund a variety of educational programs for teachers, faces another blow: the resignation of its chairman.


Researchers working on federally funded STEM education projects have created three-minute videos about their efforts, which are now being featured as part of a weeklong virtual event.


A home schooling advocacy group was concerned when a state legislator proposed requiring home schoolers to follow the Common Core State Standards.


Four of the nation's largest tech companies—Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft—are vying for the K-12 classroom market, and according to a recent Ed Week Market Brief survey, there's a clear leader so far.


Welcome to the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, where 53 high school students recited poems—classical, modern, long, and short—and competed for $20,000 in prize money.


Competency-based education is being piloted by more districts and states, but in Colorado, one district is struggling with the approach as state officials contemplate how to intervene.


More states are planning to require high schoolers to pass the test people take in applying for U.S. citizenship before they graduate.


But programming experience can make young girls more interested and confident in STEM fields, researchers found.


A program that originated in the White House is being carried on and expanded with support from government and private organizations.


More than half of 4th graders spend less than three hours a week on science, according to a report from Change the Equation.


The Smarter Balanced test group announced today it has partnered with Desmos, a company that created a free online graphing calculator that is giving Texas Instruments a run for its money.


Encouraging kindergartners' attempts to spell unknown words on their own can help them become better readers, according to a recent study.


A research effort examines how teachers can use children's literature to teach math.


A new guide published by ISTE offers ideas for K-12 officials on how to incorporate lessons about the unmanned aircraft system into lessons in science and other subjects.


The President's proposed budget would have cut the agencies, but congressional proposals give them a boost in funding.


New York state is considering adopting a new set of K-12 reading and math standards that differ somewhat from the Common Core State Standards, which have had rocky reception in the state since they went into place in 2010.


The San Francisco school system is now two years into its computer science-for-all plan: So how are things going so far?


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