Today President Barack Obama announced his plans to nominate Jane Chu, who heads a major performing arts center in downtown Kansas City, Mo., as chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts.


A new classroom tool—and its associated curricula—builds on the idea that big history is worth teaching at all levels.


Some states, including Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, have announced plans to revise their testing windows in light of widespread school cancellations caused by rough winter weather.


Next week is National Engineers Week, and a variety of events are planned, including a day devoted to encouraging girls to think about engineering as a career.


After a flood of critics pointed out errors, Teach Plus dove back into the data to post correct--and much higher--testing times that change some of the fundamental conclusions in the report.


Nearly one in 10 high school graduates showed preference for STEM-type activities but indicated they had no interest in a STEM career, according to a new report.


A new study finds that district-imposed tests take far more of teachers' and students' time than do state-mandated assessments.


Even with a strong disclaimer of any federal role in common-standards work, Arne Duncan's speech is still greeted with grimaces by some of the core's advocates.


A working paper by the Noyce Foundation highlights 15 promising collaborations between K-12 schools, extended-learning programs, and outside organizations that aim to further STEM education.


Connecticut, Mississippi, South Dakota and Vermont have won federal waivers focused on allowing them to make the transition to common-core tests.


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