The Brookings Institution calls for better research on the effectiveness of instructional materials, noting that they can have as big an impact on student achievement as effective teaching.
A winner has been determined in the Nevada Science Olympiad, but that team will not represent the state in the national competition.
A bill designed to unravel the common standards in South Carolina has stalled in the state senate.
One of the consortia designing tests for the common standards decides to make higher-education representatives voting members, reflecting the push to ensure that colleges and universities accept the test as an indicator of college readiness.
In a new issue brief, the NGA urges governors to build informal science learning into their agenda to advance STEM education.
Disadvantaged young people who get high exposure to the arts show more positive outcomes in a variety of areas than their peers who lack such arts opportunities.
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.