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November 09, 2017

Can Schools Use Arts to Support Academics Under ESSA? It's Tricky

There's an opportunity for using arts to help boost student achievement under the new federal law, but research lags far behind practice.

June 23, 2017

Under ESSA, an End to the 'Narrowing of the Curriculum'?

Some states will use more than math and English/language arts exams to judge school quality.

May 22, 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities Director Resigns

Already suffering from the threatened budget cuts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, which helps fund a variety of educational programs for teachers, faces another blow: the resignation of its chairman.

May 12, 2017

High-Stakes Poetry Competition Brings Students to the Stage

Welcome to the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, where 53 high school students recited poems—classical, modern, long, and short—and competed for $20,000 in prize money.

March 16, 2017

Proposed Cuts to National Endowments and Libraries Raise Concerns for Education

This is the first time a president has proposed eliminating the arts and humanities endowments, both of which support educational activities.

March 02, 2017

Website Rates Reading and Math Programs Based on ESSA Criteria

A new website geared toward school administrators rates instructional programs for K-12 reading and math based on the effectiveness criteria laid out in the new federal education law.

September 14, 2016

Obama Administration Continues Push for Computer Science Education

With its eight years in the White House rolling to a close, the Obama administration is continuing to beat the drum on improving K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math education—with particular attention to computer science.

August 11, 2016

Testing Opt-Out Advocates Are White, Well-Educated, and Well-Off, Survey Says

Those involved in the opt-out movement said they were strongly motivated by opposition to test-based teacher evaluations and the private sector's influence in schools, the survey reported.

August 05, 2016

U.S. Ed. Department Pushes Summer Reading With #ReadWhereYouAre

The U.S. Department of Education is asking people to share photos of themselves reading as part of its #ReadWhereYouAre campaign.

July 29, 2016

Math Teaching: What We've Learned From Research Over a Decade

A new paper lists 28 ways federally funded research has changed what we know about how to teach whole numbers, fractions, algebra, and other math topics.

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