Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says

The optimal amount of homework for 13-year-old students is about an hour a day, a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Educational Psychology suggests.


Florida Inches Toward Suspending 3rd Grade Reading Gate

A Florida legislative panel approves a bill that would suspend a no-social-promotion policy that became nationally influential.


Obama and 6-Year-Old Inventors Talk Brainstorming

At the White House Science Fair, the president spoke with a troop of Girl Scouts who had built an automatic page-turner, for readers with arthritis, using Lego robotics.


New York City Holds STEM Institutes for Teachers

A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.


President Obama Welcomes Students to White House for 5th Annual Science Fair

Today, in what President Obama called one of the "most fun" events of the year, dozens of students from around the country showcased their experiments and inventions at the fifth annual White House science fair.


Schools and Districts Recognized for Supporting Music Education

Nearly 400 districts and 120 individual schools were recognized for their efforts in making music education widely available to students.


Educators Must 'Take Control' of Testing at 'Critical Juncture,' Top Ed. Official Says

Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah S. Delisle urges policymakers to evaluate not just how much time testing is taking, but the purpose of each test.


NSF Fellow Pairs Art, Astronomy to Hook Girls on Science

Exoplanet researcher Aomawa Shields searches for the right "atmospheres" to nurture life, and to encourage girls to pursue science careers themselves.


New York, Texas Mull Shift in Graduation Requirements

A bill under consideration in Texas would let students graduate even if they failed two of the five required end-of-course tests. In New York, officials are debating allowing students to substitute advanced work for the Regents exams.


Bill Nye the Politics Guy?

In a two-hour keynote at the National Science Teachers Association's national conference,the star of the popular 1990s educational TV show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" spoke about selfies, climate change, and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham.


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