A new survey of parents and teachers shows how strongly they feel about music education and I pull out some of the more interesting points.


The Consumer Reports-style reviews of common-core instructional materials posted by EdReports.org are incomplete, contain errors, and misrepresent what's important in the common standards, claim two national groups of math educators.


Seventeen-year-old Raymond Wang of Canada won $75,000 in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last week for inventing an air inlet system that reduces disease transmission in airplane cabins.


A new online resource offers a collection of student work to help educators see what students should be striving for.


Is it good 21st-century instruction to spend time teaching keyboarding and other computer skills? Or is it just another form of test prep?


A blogger discusses the value of studying student work.


Kansas legislators and the state board of education are trying a new tactic to increase financial literacy courses in schools: Ask nicely.


At a time when concerns abound about young people's lack of basic geography knowledge, we bring you some good news: Meet the winner of the National Geographic Bee.


Common-core backers seek a new audience for an old message: that states set the proficiency bars on their tests far too low.


The leap from decoding to fluent reading for many students is huge.


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