State and federal policymakers, academic researchers and others have spent a lot of time thinking about how to increase the pool of U.S. students with interest and talent in math and science who study those subjects in college, and choose careers in related fields. Today, a coalition of business and education advocates have unveiled a computerized "simulation and modeling" tool aimed at providing insight on that topic. The modeling device will allow policymakers, researchers, and pretty much anybody with sufficient time and computer know-how to crunch data on students, teachers, and workforce trends in STEM to evaluate various education ...

U.S. students know less about U.S. history and civics than people who apply to become citizens of this country, according to a study by the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute.

Raise requirements on state licensing tests, and do more to draw qualified older teachers, and part-time educators into math and science teachers, two organizations say.

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.


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