Two-thirds of Americans can't name a famous female scientist, but strong majorities favor doing more to lure women into scientific occupations.


A federal study shows that in a majority of the states that enroll the most American Indian or Alaska Native students, the proportion of such students who score proficient in reading and math on state tests has increased since passage of the No Child Left Behind Act.


The U.S. Department of Education is hosting an art gallery until July 13 with the works of prize-winning graphic arts posters from a national competition for high school seniors.


Louisiana new graduation option seeks to create a new, career track for students, but critics say it weakens academic standards.


Rampant speculation about next Texas board chair focuses on Cynthia Dunbar.


The scores of Shanghai are likely to be released next year on the PISA exam, a testing official says. It's a boon for those who've been curious about how well Chinese students fare on international exams.


The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation has decided to start a grant program to help children in the Twin Cities learn to read by the end of the 3rd grade.


Kichoon Yang moves from the University of Missouri to NCTM.


Joanne Jacobs asks whether school districts make it hard for parents to access the curriculum of their children's schools.


The list of experts and insiders who will be shaping the effort to create voluntary math and reading standards is unveiled.


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