In a recent speech to social studies educators, Secretary Duncan explored the tension between "real accountability" and promoting a "well-rounded" education.
Ohio measure would require schools to teach the "original texts" of several historical documents, including the U.S. Constitution.
Experts outline challenges to helping teachers embody formative-assessment practices.
The survey of 1,004 teenagers found that most have never considered a career in engineering, but that learning about the field could make a difference in getting them to take a closer look.
A new report finds high school testing shifting toward college-readiness. A new report, and states' No Child Left Behind waiver applications, find schools shifting to college-readiness testing.
Two-thirds of public school teachers say the intensive focus on English and math is crowding other subjects out of the classroom.
In 15 of the 37 states examined, the bar for proficiency in 8th grade science fell below the NAEP threshold for "basic."
South Carolina's state superintendent takes aim at the Green-Ribbon Schools program, suggesting that it's overly burdensome and designed to placate environmental lobbyists.
A resolution opposing the common standards advances at an organization of state lawmakers and private-sector business and think-tank organizations.
A group of experts has developed a new framework for assessing environmental literacy.