Maya Angelou, eminent poet and memoirist, died at age 86.
The ruling by a New Mexico judge halts work on the testing contract until the state purchasing department considers a challenge filed by the American Institutes for Research.
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.
More than 100 students came to Washington to present their award-winning science projects at the fourth White House Science Fair. During the event, President Obama announced some new STEM education initiatives.
Both houses of the state legislature passed a bill that would require Oklahoma to draft a new set of standards in math and English/language arts. But it's far from certain that Gov. Mary Fallin, a common-core backer, will sign it.
The dominant player in the world of geographic information systems is making free accounts to its advanced mapping software available to the nation's elementary and secondary schools.
In Oklahoma, thousands of students will now be able to move from 3rd to 4th grade despite having failed a state standardized reading test.
A photo of an arts education program for students with special needs illustrates the kinds of social and communication gains students can make.
An Education Week analysis of all the states' testing plans shows that although most states belong to one of the assessment consortia, many plan to use other tests in 2014-15.
Two arts education reports released last week highlight the variability in how schools and informal-learning environments are addressing the arts across the country.