This is the first time a president has proposed eliminating the arts and humanities endowments, both of which support educational activities.
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March 02, 2017
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
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 educationwith particular attention to computer science.
August 11, 2016
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
The U.S. Department of Education is asking people to share photos of themselves reading as part of its #ReadWhereYouAre campaign.
July 29, 2016
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.
June 23, 2016
A change to the federal AP/IB program under the Every Student Succeeds Act means states and districts will need to think hard about continuing to cover low-income students' testing fees.
June 20, 2016
U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. called on schools to help foster "making"or hands-on creating, building, and tinkeringby giving students space for that sort of innovation.
May 20, 2016
At a 9-year-old's request, the president is asking kids for their ideas on what they think is important in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
May 13, 2016
At a panel discussion in Washington, reading and policy experts came together to discuss how states can use their new flexibility under ESSA to begin to increase students' reading achievement.