Policymakers need to raise the level of history instruction in U.S. schools by making state certification requirements for teachers of history more stringent, argues a report released today by the Lexington Institute in Arlington, Va.


Six education organizations, including the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers, have created a partnership to support teachers in bringing African-American history to life for their students.


National common standards would make expectations for all students to succeed academically more equitable, contends Bob Rothman, a senior fellow for the Alliance for Excellent Education, in a brief released today by that organization.


The What Works Clearinghouse of the U.S. Department of Education explored the question of whether the Reading Recovery short-term tutoring intervention is effective with English-language learners, but it didn't come up with an answer.


A report by the Thomas B. Forham Institute found that middle schools in Massachusetts that do tracking have more students with advanced knowledge of mathematics than those that don't.


The school board in Alameda, Calif., has reversed its decision to support an elementary school curriculum on anti-gay bullying. It had adopted the curriculum in May but voted this week to phase it out, according to the Associated Press.


Private elementary schools are more than three times more likely than public elementary schools to offer students foreign-language classes, according to a national survey.


High-performing Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea order math lessons so that math lessons reinforce, and build upon each other.


A botched test affects thousands of applicants to elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.


A group of organizations launches a campaign on behalf of computer science.


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