Several initiatives nationwide are encouraging students, public figures, and other individuals to recite the 16th president's iconic speech, including an effort spearheaded by award-winning documentarian Ken Burns.

Jack Buckley, the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, is to join the New York City testing company.

Increasingly, comparisons are being made between the rocky rollout of President Obama's signature healthcare initiative, and the 2015 debut of the common-core assessments.

A new guide from the federally-funded What Works Clearinghouse offers guidance on best practices in teaching math to children ages 3 to 6.

A measure approved this week by the Wisconsin Senate would require all high school students to complete more math and science credits to graduate.

The latest Investing in Innovation grantees, announced last week by the U.S. Department of Education, are proposing an array of curriculum-related strategies to improve student achievement.

More than a dozen rural schools in Arizona are getting extra support for STEM learning outside the regular school day with a grant for robotics clubs.

As engineering education gains a stronger foothold at the K-12 level, the National Academy of Engineering, with support from a $1.5 million corporate grant, is launching an initiative to help guide educators into what is often unfamiliar terrain.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan trumpets NAEP gains as payoff of federal priorities, even though many states that embraced those priorities didn't soar on the national assessment.

The 2013 scores show no progress closing racial, ethnic and gender achievement gaps, and little progress in math and reading. One exception: 8th grade reading, which showed a 3-point improvement.

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