The instructional-materials market rose 4 percent from 2012 to 2013, raising hopes that the recession-battered business might be bouncing back. But sales in the first quarter of 2014 are down again.


A new federal report found that fewer graduates of rural schools completed a sequence of science courses than graduates of non-rural schools.


The president of the Association of American Publishers sees the uncertainty of common-core implementation as an opportunity for instructional-materials designers to improve their support of teacher and students.


A survey of 500 district superintendents and administrators across 48 states shows mostly strong support for the common-core standards, but it also finds concern that the standards are being implemented too quickly with insufficient support.


After 22 years as executive director and CEO of Alexandria, Va.-based ASCD, Gene R. Carter will retire June 30, the group announced today.


An official with the state education department in New Jersey confirmed that the state appears poised to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards next month.


Findings of three new studies suggest that some students may benefit from STEM-focused schools, but that, overall, they're not necessarily more effective.


The state will issue a request for proposals for new tests, and wants to create a level playing field in considering all bidders.


A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.


Maya Angelou, eminent poet and memoirist, died at age 86.


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