USAID and its partners are committing more than $20 million for the international literacy effort.
The National Council of Teachers of English partners with nearly two dozen groups to launch a new national literacy center that will feature collaborative cross-disciplinary literacy work at a network of schools.
The learning labs are intended to help young people move "beyond consuming content to making" it.
A workshop later this week will explore the state of teaching the social, behavioral, and economic sciences in K-12 education.
States seeking a slice of $200 million in Race to the Top aid must develop plans for improving STEM education.
The National Center on Time & Learning offers case studies of five public schools offering more time for science instruction.
The redesign of the GED by Pearson and the American Council on Education raises questions in some quarters about the partnership's profit-making motive.
National guidelines for the study of foreign languages are being revised to make explicit the links to the common-core standards, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages announced this week. The news came just days before the council hosts its annual conference, with the theme "Empowering Language Educators Through Collaboration." The Nov. 18-20 convention is in Denver this year. The council has already issued a draft document on its website showing how the existing national standards for foreign languages, issued in 1996, align with the common standards in English/language arts and mathematics. In addition, the organization is ...
Most states have made gains in testing students with disabilities and ELLs on NAEP, but many still fall short of federal inclusion targets.
The Alabama Board of Education votes against rescinding the common standards, despite a push from the state's governor.