Some high school teachers in Maryland will convene on Friday for a conference on teaching about homeland security and emergency preparedness, with an eye toward preparing more students for jobs in this sector.


The National Council of Teachers of English hopes teachers and students will share all kinds of writing this Friday, on a day set aside to honor the craft.


A new documentary examines the push by Texas conservatives to overhaul state standards for history and science.


To help guide educators implementing the common standards, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium releases sample questions and performance tasks.


The Los Angeles school board voted yesterday to elevate the arts to an essential "core" subject and to gradually restore budget cuts for it.


New research finds few states assess students in civic education, a decline from 2001, which researchers say is due to a national focus on English Language Arts and mathematics.


The common core is extending its reach into some private schools, and is especially widespread in Catholic schools around the nation.


The International Reading Association aims to help teachers put the common standards in reading into practice.


Schoolchildren in New York City will get to explore exhibits free of charge at the American Museum of Natural History because of a recent $10 million donation by a private family foundation.


Invited by the Atlantic magazine, a range of experts in writing and education weigh in on why students can't write and what sorts of things they should be writing.


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