Gates Foundation Staying the Course on Teacher Effectiveness, High Standards

Bill Gates says his foundation remains committed to its current work in supporting the use of high academic standards and helping teachers improve through evaluation systems that provide useful feedback.

Grammy Awards Name 25 Semifinalists for Top Music Educator

Both public and private music teachers are spotlighted for this year's honor.

Bill Gates Plans to Give a Big Speech on Education ... What Will He Say?

The co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is set to give the keynote address at the foundation's U.S. Education Learning Forum in Seattle.

Former Smarter Balanced Chief Joins Board of 'Nation's Report Card'

Joe Willhoft is one of four new appointees to the panel that decides content and policy for NAEP.

History Textbook Referring to Slaves as 'Workers' Will Get an Update

A Texas mother garnered attention on Facebook for posting a picture of her son's McGraw-Hill history textbook, which said the slave trade "brought millions of workers from Africa."

'The Martian' Is Full of Math Word Problems, Says Author Andy Weir

Andy Weir, the author of the best-selling book The Martian, which is now a film starring Matt Damon, says his novel is a collection of word problems that teachers can use in the classroom.

Parents Value After-School STEM Learning, Report Says

A majority of parents say access to quality, hands-on STEM projects is an important factor in selecting an after-school program for their children.

Extra School Days Help High-Flyers More Than Struggling Students

More time spent in school seems to be especially helpful for Kindergartners who were already doing well academically.

Testing Encroaches on Arts Time, New Jersey Educators Report

Most New Jersey students get schooled in the arts, but time devoted to the subject has been dwindling.

Three Years In, Los Angeles Arts Education Push Has Mixed Results

Los Angeles Unified's school board said arts education is as important writing and math, but many students still don't get any art in school.

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