President Obama Announces $28 Million Investment in STEM Education

President Obama announced that, in partnership with more than 200 companies and nonprofits, the administration has raised an additional $28 million to help prepare more science, technology, engineering, and math teachers.


Filmmaker Ken Burns Talks Civics and Taking Deep Dives Into History

Ken Burns, who has directed and produced documentaries including 'The Civil War' series, addressed 1,000 social studies educators.


Undocumented Journalist Brings Immigration Issues to the Classroom

Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant, praised educators who are "allies" to undocumented students and unveiled a high school curriculum on immigration issues.


Majority of Texas Social Studies Textbooks Approved Despite Controversy

Nearly all of the social studies textbooks that were being considered by the Texas board of education have been sanctioned for use next school year.


Social Studies Group Releases Exemplar Lessons

NCSS released a new book with exemplar social studies lessons designed by 15 curriculum partners, including the Library of Congress, and National Geographic.


Ed. Sec. Duncan Calls On NAEP Leaders to Help Shape 'Assessment 3.0'

Duncan said NAEP's role as a "truth-teller" helped catapult states into raising standards for students.


'Frozen' Princesses Help Launch 2nd Annual 'Hour of Code'

Code.org has tapped the popular Disney characters for a new tutorial as part of its campaign to promote computer science education.


Fate of Controversial Texas Social Studies Textbooks Still Unsure

The Texas state board of education did not grant preliminary approval for the series of social studies textbooks it was considering, which both liberal and conservative groups have alleged contain distortions.


Smarter Balanced Cut Scores Spark Debate About Test Score Reporting

Vermont's objection to reporting student scores by achievement level captures key points of the debate.


Students Interested in STEM Fields, But Few Plan to Teach Them

New research by ACT also shows that students' readiness for STEM studies lags behind their interest.


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