A Florida district says a form using the term "negro," was based on descriptions from the state. The state points to the feds.


The United States could be doing more to secure the health of young children, a report says.


Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly portray Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma, in a British-produced film.


An effort funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institutes seeks to spawn more expert science teachers in elementary schools.


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.


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