Eight states fell short of federal mandate to test 95 percent of all students. They, along with four others that fell short of the mark in certain grades or subgroups, have received warning letters from U.S. Ed.

Research indicates that exposure to the arts in early childhood has positive social and emotional effects, according to a new survey from the National Endowment for the Arts, but there's room for more research on the topic.

Schools are closed today in Verona, Va., and weekend athletic events canceled, after school district officials there have been fielding angry phone calls and emails over a classroom assignment that asked students to copy an Islamic statement of faith.

Under a new California law, districts must put into place "fair, objective, and transparent" placement policies for 9th grade math classes by the beginning of the next school year.

Music teacher licensure candidates are even less likely to share their prospective students' demographic backgrounds than other teachers.

Congress released a budget deal that would give several literacy programs an increase in funding, and keep funding for STEM partnerships and Advanced Placement steady.

The new Every Student Succeeds Act includes support for arts education, including arts integration in STEM activities and a grants program.

A social studies teacher in Seattle wrote that the Paris climate summit has caused him to reflect on how he approached climate change in the classroom in the past, and realize that he made some mistakes.

Thousands of students took up the oral-history challenge launched by StoryCorps this holiday season.

In one Arizona district, all K-8 students are doing computer programming. About 20 miles down the road in another district, the computer coding program has fallen apart without a champion.

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