New Program to Invest in Digital Tools for K-12 Science Instruction

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.


Next Generation Science Standards Get Mixed Reviews From Genetics Experts

The Next Generation Science Standards do a better job overall of covering genetics than most previous state standards, but are missing some key content, according to a new study.


Latino Children a Focus of USA Swimming Foundation's 2015 Campaign

The campaign seeks to teach 800,000 children to swim by the end of the year.


College Board Releases Revised AP U.S. History Framework

Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.


Pluto Photos Give Teachers New Avenues for Space Lessons

New Horizon's photos are helping Pluto make its way to center stage in and out of school.


Closed Captioning: An 'Undervalued' Method for Reading Improvement?

In a new Education Week commentary piece, public radio reporter Monica Brady-Myerov argues that reading same-language subtitles can boost students' literacy.


Music Class May Help Students' Language Skills, Study Finds

Students who took music classes developed improved and lasting phonological skills that can translate to language abilities, new research finds.


Free AP Lessons Offered Online in Calculus, Physics, Macroeconomics

A MOOC-provider teams up with the College Board to release materials aimed at students who are underrepresented in AP classes.


Gender Gaps at the Math Olympiad: Where Are the Girls?

Last week, a U.S. team won the International Math Olympiad for the first time in 21 years. But the U.S. team, like many others in the competition, was all male.


'Glee Meets Mean Girls': Can TV Contest Spur Girls into Science?

A high school-themed television show is a finalist to promote science interest among young girls.


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