The institute will select 10-15 schools later this year to participate in the project, dubbed Middle School Matters.
Famed poet Nikki Giovanni reflects on her wanderings through the academic disciplines, and thanks her English teacher for the sheer freedom of reading that led her to find her place.
The South Dakota House education committee bans national history standards even before any exist.
Participation in science fairs appears to be dropping, The New York Times reports.
The study from the Brookings Institution says the United States has never been close to number one on international math tests.
One of the two state assessment consortia draws directly on California's EAP as a model.
The revised U.S. history program is expected to emphasize skills that enable students to "actively investigate historical events."
The new exam will be entirely computer-based.
A Harvard report draws strong reaction for suggesting that many students are not being served by a college-prep curriculum.
Experts share their perspectives on the role that rote memorization can play in learning.