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.
A look at the literacy provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act illustrates just how differently the federal government sees its role in reading instruction than it did 14 years ago.
The Every Student Succeeds Act, which could soon replace the 14-year-old No Child Left Behind law, gives states and districts more opportunities to use federal funds for science, technology, engineering, and math education, advocates say, and is ultimately a huge boon for the subjects.
Some provisions in the bill give states more power over assessment, but others protect federal influence in key ways.