Twenty-nine years ago today, seven astronautsincluding Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first teacher in spacelost their lives when the space shuttle Challenger exploded a minute after take-off.
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November 25, 2014
President Obama announced that, in partnership with more than 200 companies and nonprofits, the administration has raised an additional $28 million to help prepare more science, technology, engineering, and math teachers.
November 22, 2014
Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant, praised educators who are "allies" to undocumented students and unveiled a high school curriculum on immigration issues.
August 26, 2014
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.
February 13, 2014
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.
January 22, 2014
Last week, as you may know, Congress reached an agreement on the 2014 appropriations bill—and the new budget aims to make up for losses felt by public schools as a result of sequestration, the across-the-board 5 percent cuts put in place last March. My colleague Alyson Klein lays out all t...
November 11, 2013
The latest Investing in Innovation grantees, announced last week by the U.S. Department of Education, are proposing an array of curriculum-related strategies to improve student achievement.
September 27, 2013
A new grant from the National Science Foundation seeks to boost science education by allowing students and teachers to engage in research.
August 14, 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense recently issued a series of grants to promote STEM education in schools serving military families.
July 29, 2013
Computer science spurred a rare display of bipartisanship during the recent House debate to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.