A new study suggests that middle school music instruction enhances students' academic achievement in algebra.

The theory of evolution will remain "a cornerstone of science classes in Nebraska's public schools" under proposed new science standards the state board of education is expected to take up this summer, reports the Omaha World-Herald. Three members of the state board told the newspaper they were not aware of any effort by board members or the public to include intelligent design in Nebraska's new science standards. As many readers are aware, the neighboring state of Kansas in recent years has proved a hotbed of debate over evolution, though in 2007, a newly elected state board removed language that described ...

Kentucky's quiet move to finalize adoption of common standards

The federal Institute of Education Sciences has announced awards totaling $100 million for a new initiative to promote reading comprehension.

The U.S. House this week marked the 20th anniversary of a fellowship program that brings math and science teachers to Washington for a year.

Advocates for improved summer learning opportunities for children went to Capitol Hill yesterday to promote the cause.

Kentucky quietly finalizes its approval of the common standards.

New Jersey becomes the 10th state to adopt the common standards.

Michigan becomes the eighth state to adopt the common standards.

Secondary students from across the nation are competing this week in the finals of the National History Day contest.


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