With the prevalence of the acronym STEM in education parlance today, interest has grown in not just promoting the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as separate entities, but in figuring out the ways they can intersect to enhance learning. A recent project funded by the National Science Foundation took this issue to heart, by supporting the development of a math-infused science curriculum and then studying its effects on math learning. New findings from that project show a statistically significant boost in math achievement for the 8th graders exposed to the lessons, when compared with a control group of ...


U.S. students' literacy skills are not up to snuff to meet the growing demands of jobs in the 21st-century workforce, and a new federal grant competition may be necessary to give incentives to states to do something about it.


The NEA today announced plans to raise $1.5 million for an initiative that aims to increase the number of certified science and math teachers and improve STEM instruction.


Nonacademic factors such as school climate and student engagement play pivotal roles in students' academic success.


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution finds that most oversights in most states put them at risk for large-scale cheating on state tests.


A common-standards advocate argues that many aspects of American education will have to change if schooling is to fully reflect the new expectations.


Several U.S. students and their teachers are scaling Mount Kilimanjaro this week as part of an international expedition to gather scientific data about its six "biomes."


Education Week has just unveiled a brand new e-newsletter devoted to news, analysis, and commentary on the common-core standards.


Five Utah educators, concerned about a lack of instructional materials aligned to the common-core math standards, are writing a set of high school e-textbooks.


GOP nominee criticizes President Barack Obama for backing common standards and tests.


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