A. Graham Down, who served as executive director and president of the Council for Basic Education from 1974 to 1994, died on Aug. 30.


Starting this school year, students as young as 5 in England will be required to learn computer programming, reports the BBC.


Elementary students who participated in a music enrichment program for two years showed improvement in their ability to process speech sounds, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.


Last week the Lee County school district in Florida became the first in the country to opt out of all state testing. One member of the board changed her mind, and that was all it took for a vote to rescind.


The state department of education has said nothing about what might happen to Lee County in the wake of its decision to boycott state-required tests.


When states have had problems with waivers from No Child Left Behind, it's usually been because of their teacher-evaluation plans. This time a state lost its waiver because it's standards weren't good enough.


A California science teacher has created visual representations that clarify the Next Generation Science Standards' cross-cutting concepts and remind students to connect big ideas in science.


After an emotional, there-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.


Reading instruction is making its way back into the public eye under New York City's new school chancellor.


The Kentucky education commissioner blasted the U.S. Department of Education in a recent blog post for rejecting his state's request for a one-year waiver on science assessments.


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