A simple letter home to parents explaining a Texas 2nd grade teacher's no-homework policy has gone viral and is leading to more discussion about what's appropriate for elementary school students.


A survey from the National Council of Teachers of English finds that many English teachers are dissatisfied by standardized tests and have their own thoughts about how to assess students more effectively.


U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is apparently a fan of Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War" and thinks they can do the job typically done by teachers.


Tennessee was part of a growing number of states that planned to require high school students to pass a civics test, but the law that actually passed looks different.


The decline in scores is not unexpected, say company representatives, because more states began requiring all 11th graders take the college readiness exam.


The percentage of the general public who say they support the Common Core State Standards dropped from 49 to 42 percent over the last year, according to a new poll. But some of that may be a branding problem.


In kindergarten, there is no science achievement gap between boys and girls, according to a new study based on a large national data set. Different racial and ethnic groups showed different trajectories on science tests.


What would it feel like to take a bus tour across the surface of Mars? Some middle school students will have the chance to find out.


The Arkansas education department announced a computer science enrollment contest in the hopes of getting more students to take the subject, which is now offered at all high schools in the state.


A new analysis of NAEP data shows that just 22 percent of 12th graders say they've ever taken a computer science course, and more than half attend high schools that don't even offer one.


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