Kansas becomes the 39th state to adopt the common standards.


Hot on the heels of last week's White House summit on community colleges, the Hechinger Report takes a look at the phenomenon of community college students getting mired in remedial education. The American Institutes for Research has put a pricetag on what it costs to educate college students who drop out after their freshman year. All of which only adds urgency to the question of what secondary schools must do to lay a strong foundation for students to do well in college, and what higher-ed must do to adequately support them once they're on campus. The New York Times analyzes ...


The National Science Foundation and DARPA announce grants to promote computer science education.


Subra Suresh was approved for a six-year term at the National Science Foundation.


Maine's commissioner of education approves the common standards, but the legislature still must approve them in order for that adoption to become final.


An ambitious effort to engage America's young people in the STEM fields kicks off this weekend: the USA Science & Engineering Festival.


A new report from ACT Inc. explores how expanded college readiness in high school produces better college outcomes.


The White House's Community College Summit creates dialog and leverages commitment, but some worry that zeroing in on college downplays the work needed to improve high schools.


A new coalition has also been formed to help elevate the status of computer science education in U.S. schools.


A item in the New York Times questions the value of the pervasive phrase, STEM education.


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