U.S. News & World Report this year for the first time has sought to identify the best public high schools for learning science and math.


The PBS program offers a curricular focus on STEM education in its 42nd season.


A key Senate committee this week approved legislation that would attempt to restore federal funding for literacy programs that was essentially wiped out in fiscal 2011. For the big picture, check out my colleague Alyson Klein's post over at Politics K-12. The bill was approved this week on a party-line vote of 16-14 by the Senate Appropriations Committee, with all Republicans opposed. Total discretionary funding for the Department of Education, at $68 billion, would stay about the same as in fiscal 2011, which ends Sept. 30. The most notable development on the literacy front is that the Senate panel would ...


If states want waivers from key NCLB provisions, the Education Department will require them to report annually on their students' and schools' college-going and college-credit-accumulation rates.


A new report from the University of Chicago takes a close look at teaching artists in schools, suggesting they hold great potential to enhance arts education and learning more broadly.


A New York City teacher sees common-standards opportunities in the Republican debates.


Francisco Nunez has "elevated the youth chorus to the ranks of serious contemporary music," the MacArthur Foundation says.


The needs of high-achieving students could be getting short shrift in schools, a new study and essay argue.


New Mexico joins the PARCC assessment consortium, continuing the shakeout of test designs that states are choosing for the common standards.


The 20 participating states span the country, from California and Arizona to Michigan and Maryland.


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