A federal study shows math materials used in after-school programs had a notable impact on student learning while reading materials did not.
Zuni youths learn about the traditional agricultural practices of their tribe as part of a horticulture class in public schools.
The Internet has opened all sorts of new ways to show scientists at work in the field, "doing science," rather than just talking about it.
Reading comprehension is not a "skill," or single strategy that can be taught directly, but is instead rooted in prior knowledge that allows students to create understanding as they read, argues Daniel Willingham of the University of Virginia.
More reaction to the "common standards" in language arts and math. EdWeek hosts at chat at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of State continues to have persistent shortages of staff with critical language skills, despite the fact that such skills help to advance U.S. policy and economic interests around the world, says testimony released last week by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
"Creation," stars Paul Bettany as Charles Darwin and Jennifer Connelly as his wife, Emma.
Members of a "validation committee" include Andreas Schleicher of the OECD, William Schmidt of Michigan State, Linda Darling Hammond of Stanford University, and Lauren Resnick of the University of Pittsburgh, among many others.
The National Wildlife Federation argues in favor of increasing students' time outdoors.
A documentary laments the United States' standing in math and science, and praises an Arizona charter school for showing a way forward.