A new survey suggests that many recent high school graduates lack global awareness, but they do see its value.


A new collection of state-by-state reports on STEM learning issued today finds that in nearly every state, elementary students are getting less instructional time for science than they did in the mid 1990s, and that many students lack access to rigorous STEM courses.


Tennessee's push to implement the Common Core State Standards is getting support from a new statewide coalition that includes leaders in business, education, and other sectors.


Louisiana is launching an experiment in what the state education agency is billing as 'a la carte school choice ... one course at a time.'


Mainstream news media coverage of the common standards begins to spread information--and concerns--about the new expectations.


A new batch of 'Innovation Fund' grants announced this week by Georgia's governor features a strong emphasis on STEM education.


A new guide from the American Library Association aims to help teachers stay on the right side of copyright law when using instructional materials.


A new study finds that even among motivated students taking part in a financial-literacy competition, their level of knowledge is weak.


The common core standards are dividing the GOP, EdWeek reports from the Republican convention.


There's nothing like a presidential campaign to help generate interest among young people in civics and participatory democracy. And so the timing seems good for a new civic-learning initiative being rolled out this year in the Chicago school district, with support from several private foundations. The Global Citizenship Initiative will provide a yearlong civic-learning curriculum to seniors in a set of 15 pilot schools, with plans to expand in the future. The initiative includes three dimensions: a one-semester civic-literacy course, civic action and service learning; and student leadership, according to the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, which is providing $250,000 ...


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