An author makes the argument that skimming is a "crucial skill" for close literary analysis, and one that should be explicitly taught.

NAEP data analyzed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation show large swaths of children not reading proficiently by 4th grade in every state.

Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow students to take computer science to satisfy a foreign-language requirement.

The board of the state's powerful teachers union also takes a stand against the way the Common Core State Standards have been implemented.

Illinois is well on its way to joining eight other states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistate consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

The nonprofit TED (technology, engineering, design) recently launched an effort to get students presenting their own short, expert lectures.

Gov. Cuomo calls for a panel to evaluate the state's implementation of common core and to recommend changes.

Last week, as you may know, Congress reached an agreement on the 2014 appropriations bill—and the new budget aims to make up for losses felt by public schools as a result of sequestration, the across-the-board 5 percent cuts put in place last March. My colleague Alyson Klein lays out all the details on the budget's education impact here. For those most interested in what the budget means for literacy, STEM education, and arts education, here are some quick highlights. • The Striving Readers literacy program got a 4 percent bump in funding, compared with fiscal 2013, up to $158 million....

New Hampshire opts for a new high school equivalency test designed by ETS, joining a list of nine other states doing likewise.

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