In describing the public-private effort, Obama talks about the importance of "STEM literacy."

Mathematica Policy Research was awarded a contract this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to study the effectiveness of sex education programs.

Minority representation in Virginia's gifted programs lags. Tim Kaine wants to know why.

A researcher questions whether beginning the common standards effort at the end of the K-12 pipeline is the right idea.

Researchers evaluating New Mexico's preK program recommend that it be expanded because it has had a favorable impact on children's achievement.

Charles Murray, Christina Hoff Sommers, Elizabeth Spelke, David Geary and other scholars probe the volatile topic of gender bias in math/science, and reach different conclusions.

Larry Sanger launches, which offers free educational videos, which can be sorted by topic area.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals about the removal of a book from school library shelves in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

Math teachers are in demand, despite the woeful economy, a report says.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has formed a committee to revise its standards for what an ideal library media specialist should know and be able to do.

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