Reading scores are up at King Elementary, a school at the center of local and federal efforts to boost achievement with arts-based curricula.
AP | Jan. 22, 2015 5:30 p.m.
The Oregon Board of Education approved more stringent requirements Thursday for how many hours public school students spend learning each year.
NPR | Jan. 22, 2015 6:33 a.m.
Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why are Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.
OPB | Dec. 19, 2014 4:28 p.m.
Some second graders at Earl Boyles Elementary are reading. Some are struggling. Oregon officials say how kids read by 3rd grade has a big influence on whether they'll graduate - nine years later.
NPR | Jan. 06, 2015 1:26 p.m.
A bill is being drafted that would end annual testing requirements. What would schools do without them?
NPR | Dec. 31, 2014 8:03 a.m.
A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.
NPR | Dec. 31, 2014 5:09 a.m.
Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.
NPR | Jan. 05, 2015 10:29 a.m.
The Common Core math standards were largely written by a physics professor working part-time in his garage. Now they're in use by tens of millions of students nationwide.
NPR | Dec. 30, 2014 4:26 p.m.
Mike Lindstrom crafts steel string and classical guitars during his hours away from teaching third grade at Kyffin Elementary School in Golden, Colo.
NPR | Dec. 11, 2014 11:01 a.m.
A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."