A new analysis shows deep racial and gender divides in test-taking patterns in Advanced Placement computer science.
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January 07, 2014
The accident occurred weeks after a U.S. safety agency created an educational video warning of the dangers of that type of chemistry experiment.
January 07, 2014
An engineering professor at Stanford University has developed a way for students in MOOCs to conduct virtual lab experimentsan "iLab," as he calls itthat could have value for K-12 students.
January 02, 2014
The number of subscribers to educational YouTube channels tripled in 2013, NPR reports. A major contributor to the growth is increased interest in "pop science," or what YouTube calls "explainer," videos.
December 19, 2013
With an 8-0 vote yesterday by its board of education, D.C. joins eight states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards so far.
December 18, 2013
The District of Columbia school system answers a big question hanging over its impressive gains on the regular NAEP: did the charter school sector drive those improvements? New results show the answer: nope.
December 17, 2013
A vision for science testing, recommended by a panel of the National Research Council, would fundamentally change the current model of assessment, blending classroom-based assessments and periodic tests to "monitor" learning with information about students' "opportunity to learn."
December 13, 2013
In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.
December 10, 2013
A new campaign for Computer Science Education Week is attempting to get 10 million K-12 students to spend an hour learning how to code.
December 03, 2013
The PISA results, released today, are both widely publicized and quite complicated. Here are some tips for understanding the data.