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.


The new report from several civics-education groups suggests that schools play a key role in strengthening U.S. democracy.


A research and advocacy group for afterschool programs takes a look at research on the potential benefits for such programs that focus on STEM activities.


The Pearson Foundation has been financing trips abroad for education commissioners, the New York Times reports.


The Nashville school system is rethinking music education, with new classes in songwriting and composition as well rock and hip-hop performance.


State lawmakers in Wyoming consider challenging the state's adoption of common core standards, but take no immediate action.


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