Six U.S.-based contestants are among the 123 finalists competing in the 2014 World Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, being held this week in California.
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July 28, 2014
July 24, 2014
American 12th graders didn't do so well back in 1995, but they'll get another shot next spring to prove their mastery of advanced physics and math.
July 23, 2014
Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.
July 22, 2014
A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.
July 17, 2014
When we take a mandate and push it into our existing structure, we follow, but do not create a structural shift as we accept new practices. We need a new structure within which these changes can flourish.
July 16, 2014
A report critiquing high school exit exams continues a series of recent studies looking at the unintended consequences of boosting graduation requirements.
July 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million randomized control trial to gauge the effectiveness of Khan Academy, the now-ubiquitous online-learning site that popularized the "flipped classroom" model.
July 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language and other areas.
July 09, 2014
On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.
July 09, 2014
A majority of U.S. 15-year-olds can recognize a bill for services, but they struggle to understand most financial concepts, finds the first test of financial literacy in the Program of International Student Assessment.