Frank McCourt, who has died at the age of 78, became a world-famous memoirist. But before that, he was a creative writing teacher in the New York public schools.


The moon landing was driven in part by Cold War competitiveness. Are breakthroughs in math and science education likely to come as a result of foreign competition, too?


An elite South Korean prep school is sending students to Ivy League campuses in the United States.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse site offers blog posts, videos, testimony from recovered users, and science facts.


Singapore's use of "streaming" and its forging of strong partnerships between schools and businesses, help transform voc-ed in the high-performing country.


A new book examines Americans' scientific illiteracy, and what can be done about it.


Plenty of state reaction to the recent NCES study on the disparity between white and black students.


Francis Collins, Obama's pick to head the NIH, has spoken often about the compatibility between religion and science.


Obama is planning to put more resources into community colleges, the entry point for many K-12 students focused on specific trades.


A new study re-examines the white-black achievement gap. It seems likely to prompt re-examinations of the No Child Left Behind Act, too.


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