The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has released a statement cautioning states and districts that allowing computer science courses to substitute for a high school math course could "undermine students' mathematics preparation."
The state is on the verge of approving the measure, but it runs the risk of violating the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires one test for all students statewide.
A survey from Americans for the Arts finds that the nine out of ten Americans support arts education, and most support government funding for the arts.
White female students are more likely to pursue STEM fields in college if they attended a high school with a high proportion of female math and science teachers, according to a recent study. The results were not as conclusive for black female students.
National Public Radio and Listen Current, a group founded by a former radio journalist, team up to bring more NPR segments into the classroom.
The districts in Clark County, Nev.; Denver, Fort Worth, Texas; Guilford County, N.C.; Milwaukee, and Shelby County, Tenn., will be part of the special NAEP report focusing on select urban districts.
Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new effort to bring computer science classes to every public school in the state by the end of 2017.
An analysis of standardized test scores in the District of Columbia found that overall 3rd grade reading proficiency rates stayed stagnant between 2007 and 2014but declined for economically disadvantaged and black students.
The White House launched a new effort to expose K-12 students to what happens in the nation's federal science labs, in the hopes of sparking more interest in STEM careers.
It's been almost a year since West Virginia adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, though with a few changes to the wording on climate change. But now the science standards are being challenged once again.