Schools around the country are being encouraged to have their students write President Obama as he begins his second term.


Twenty-five states unveil draft descriptions that will shape the tests that will be required of millions of students.


Rocco Landesman, a former Broadway theater producer, announced yesterday that he will retire as the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts by year's end.


ALEC,an influential advocacy group with a conservative bent, has decided to remain neutral on the common core.


States and professional organizations are creating a document intended to help states that wish to redesign their own standards in that subject.


The report, crafted by a panel of experts convened by the National Research Council, argues that its proposed set of indicators has the potential to provide insights into key elements of the K-12 education system in STEM that are difficult to glean from current data-collection systems.


Efforts to expand participation in computer science education at the K-12 and postsecondary levels are getting a lift from a $6.2 million federal grant.


The Center for Student Work provides concrete examples of student projects that align with the common standards.


The Education Week staff offers a package of stories that examine the changing literacy landscape.


Improving STEM education is a popular theme among winning applications in the most recent round of the Investing in Innovation grant competition, announced last week.


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