New national data do not bear out the oft-expressed claim that the arts have been squeezed out of the classroom in recent years.
Only about 3 percent of voters surveyed gave their local schools an "A" grade for the quality of science instruction.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan acknowledges that federal advocacy of the common standards can create problems in building support for them.
Arts education advocates suggest that Title I is a largely untapped resource for boosting student achievement through the arts.
Kentucky decides to throw its weight toward the common-standards tests being designed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
Nearly a month after the conclusion of the Nevada Science Olympiad, Centennial High School and Ed W. Clark High School in Las Vegas are embroiled in an even more hotly contested battle to represent their state at the National Science Olympiad this May.
Leading scientists argue that the Tennessee bill would undermine the teaching of evolution in schools, and is likely to spark a legal challenge if signed by the governor.
A group that seeks to expose the 'multiple threats posed by radical Islam' charges that leading U.S. textbooks give a biased portrayal of the religion.
A New Jersey school district scrambles to clarify the meaning of a no-hugging directive issued by a middle school principal.
The Anchorage School District adopts the common core standards, even though its state has declined to do so.