Arne Duncan talks about what his kids read at home, and what his parents read to him.


A new study suggests that students aren't saddled with too much homework.


Creativity is rooted in hard work. Schools don't do enough to help students understand this, the scholar Robert Root-Bernstein argues.


What's the connection between innovation, creativity, and economic growth? Educators and policymakers are pondering this question, as they look at strategies to boost students' innovative skills.


Just a reminder to the math-happy among us that we're staging a live chat today on your favorite subject. The topic is high school math: Why does U.S. students' performance appear to stagnate at the high school level, despite the relative progress made at earlier grades? Our guests are Hank Kepner, the president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Susan Eddins, a math consultant and a retired, longtime teacher at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. You can watch, and submit questions, at this site. UPDATE: Here's the transcript from the chat....


Organizers of Kanawha County's infamous textbook battles hold a reunion to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the violent protests.


Among his many legislative accomplishments, Ted Kennedy helped shape the NAEP test and protect its objectivity.


A survey of science teachers shows support for a national curriculum, and a call for more help, particularly among elementary educators.


Arne Duncan talks teacher recruitment, federal funding, in a forum with science experts.


You want more uniform policies for the NAEP, when it comes to testing students with disabilities and English language learners? Federal officials want your input.


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