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.


A recently developed program is grooming high school students to eventually become math teachers in their hometown schools.


The College Board has redesigned AP programs for U.S. history and physics, reducing the amount of content coverage to allow more time for studying key concepts.


The two presidential candidates devote a slice of their first debate to education.


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.


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