A recent survey found that just half of high school civics and American government teachers devote one or more units to teaching students how to critically analyze the news.


At a congressional hearing, the heads of STEM education programs and high school students discussed private-sector efforts to engage young people in the STEM fields.


Among the changes Florida is considering is the addition of 52 calculus standards, and the requirement that elementary students master cursive writing.


U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges attendees at a "parent summit" to raise their voices to bring about policy and cultural changes that will improve schools.


Eight districts that have won federal permission to create their own way of holding themselves accountable for results have created a set of open-source performance tasks to guide common-core instruction.


A new analysis shows deep racial and gender divides in test-taking patterns in Advanced Placement computer science.


The accident occurred weeks after a U.S. safety agency created an educational video warning of the dangers of that type of chemistry experiment.


Five companies are competing for the assessment contract in Florida, and PARCC isn't one of them.


An engineering professor at Stanford University has developed a way for students in MOOCs to conduct virtual lab experiments—an "iLab," as he calls it—that could have value for K-12 students.


A grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust aims to involve teachers nationwide in the design of resources for tests being designed by PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.


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