President Obama keeps tab of what his daughters are reading, according to report by a pool reporter on the president's visit to a Maryland elementary school yesterday.


A Massachusetts business group launches an effort to introduce middle schoolers in nearly 600 middle schools to careers in "STEM" fields.


Effect sizes in research studies of curriculum are "larger, more certain, and less expensive" than education reforms favored by the Obama administration, according to a paper by Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst, the former research chief of the U.S. Department of Education.


The sponsors of the automotive "X Prize" are asking high schools to come up with car dashboards that promote energy efficiency.


A NY Times forum offers some informed opinions on how to improve elementary math results.


Tentative plans are in the works to establish common standards in other subjects, once reading and math are complete.


A new report by the ACT says the career interests of high school graduates don't match job-market projections.


The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is marking the 150th anniversary of John Brown's attack on a federal arsenal with an online exhibit for educators about him.


Mark Schneider says new test results show the No Child Left Behind Act needs to be rethought.


The chairman of the panel that oversees NAEP says stagnant math scores show a need to focus on improved teaching.


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