"Quality Counts" is required reading; it explores the push for common academic standards.


A new video series explains the science by the athletic feats in the Winter Olympics.


President Obama has repeatedly sought to highlight his support for improving "STEM" education, including at an event last week. But a look at one particular measure—the value it's assigned in the federal Race to the Top competition—raises questions about how high a priority the issue is for the administration. The $4 billion federal competition will rate state applications on a variety of factors, from their commitment to adopting common standards to implementing longitudinal data systems, improving teacher and principal effectiveness based on performance, and promoting charter schools. To do this, the U.S. Department of Education has developed...


Another input hearing on the Education Department's Race to the Top Assessment competition explores intriguing questions of how to manage the tangle of state procurement rules to produce a collaborative and innovative testing system.


Experts advise leaders from the U.S. Department of Education on how to shape the $350 million Race to the Top assessment competition.


The Texas State Board of Education today is taking public testimony on new social studies standards being developed.


Louisiana is reducing by $16 million its spending for precollegiate education, including a program to improve reading and math skills.


More debate on the role content knowledge plays in developing adolescent literacy.


Pennsylvania's journey to high school graduation tests sparks questions about how a state can best measure the success of its high schools.


In response to an Education Week story, Core Knowledge blogger Robert Pondiscio argues that without content knowledge, reading aloud to students is of limited value.


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