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November 03, 2015

Still No African-Americans Taking the AP Computer Science Exam in Nine States

The pool of test-takers for the Advanced Placement computer science exam is still overwhelmingly white and male, according to data from the College Board, which administers the AP tests.

October 28, 2015

Math NAEP Scores Drop for 4th and 8th Grades

U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.

May 12, 2015

Graduation Rates on Track, But Gaps Persist

A new report by GradNation reveals that although gaps persist, the nation is on track to reach an on-time high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. The graduation rate reached an all-time high of 81.4 percent in 2013, the latest year data is available.

April 30, 2015

Hispanic Students' Performance Seen as Bright Spot in NAEP

Experts weigh in on achievement growth among Hispanic students on 2014 NAEP tests in U.S. history, civics, and geography

April 29, 2015

Eighth Graders' Flatline on NAEP U.S. History, Civics, and Geography Tests

The latest results from "the Nation's Report Card" show no significant gains since 2010 in U.S. history, civics or geography among 8th graders.

March 18, 2015

NSF Fellow Pairs Art, Astronomy to Hook Girls on Science

Exoplanet researcher Aomawa Shields searches for the right "atmospheres" to nurture life, and to encourage girls to pursue science careers themselves.

May 28, 2014

STEM From a Civil Rights Perspective

At a daylong symposium in Washington, civil rights leaders, educators, government officials, and program directors gathered to discuss ways to increase equity in science, technology, engineering, and math education.

January 13, 2014

Duncan at 'Parent Summit:' Press For Better Schools

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges attendees at a "parent summit" to raise their voices to bring about policy and cultural changes that will improve schools.

December 13, 2013

U.S. Girls Perform Evenly With Boys in Math and Science, PISA Data Show

In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.

June 28, 2013

NAEP Report: A Closer Look at Trends in the Achievement Gap

Much of the historic narrowing of achievement gaps highlighted in a new NAEP report was accomplished by the late 1980s.

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