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Reading scores hold steady on nationwide test

The reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade students on a national test held mostly steady last year, continuing a stubborn trend of minimal improvement across most racial, economic, and geographic…

Pennsylvania establishes first statewide Digital Learning Library

In a groundbreaking effort to give educators and students free access to standards-aligned digital media content, Pennsylvania has announced the launch of its Digital Learning Library (DLL), which aims to…

Class in 140 characters or less?

Most colleges and universities aren't yet capitalizing on the social networking and Web 2.0 tools that keep today's digital natives motivated. It's time to unleash that potential, the authors say.…

Schools beef up security for web applications

K-12 schools and colleges are adding extra layers of security to web applications that are being used for everything from eMail service to group assignments. The extra security is particularly…

House boosts college aid for students in need

Riding the coattails of a historic health care vote, the House on Sunday also passed a broad reorganization of college aid that affects millions of students and moves President Barack…

Survey: Women, minorities need STEM encouragement

The science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industry should make every effort to work from the top down to encourage women and minorities to pursue careers in those fields, according…

Texas curriculum vote stirs conflict

The injection of conservative ideals into the social studies lessons that will be taught to millions of Texas students might not have as much of an effect on the rest…

Open courseware as a viable business model?

Open courseware isn’t the end of higher education, as some have feared, but rather a recruiting tool that can lure people to enroll in credit-bearing classes, according to a Brigham…

Student aid, linked to health care, gets a trim

Congressional Democrats on March 18 trimmed their original student loan plans, reduced spending for community colleges, and eliminated early childhood money from a broad rewrite of a college aid…

Intel honors science excellence

Space exploration could become cheaper and more efficient, and scientists might understand how genetics influence the spread of prostate cancer—thanks to the work of some very talented high school students.…