July 2011 Archives

The Alliance for Excellent Education also says the federal government should provide ongoing financial support for such assessments.

Maryland is offering training for teachers to implement the standards. The Gates Foundation has issued a grant to the National Writing Project.

The program provides intensive teacher preparation for people with STEM expertise, with a heavy emphasis on clinical experiences in the classroom

The groups opposed to the new law must gather more than 500,000 signatures to get a repeal measure on the ballot.

Although the science framework does not cover the behavioral and social sciences, the NRC is hosting a workshop on those areas this fall.

The maps are designed to be closely aligned with the new English/language arts standards.

STEM education was added as an "absolute priority" in the second round of the federal i3 program.

Advocates for computer science complain that a new framework for science standards fails to include a significant focus on the subject.

Recent NAEP results in civics, geography, and U.S. history show that most students lack proficiency in those subjects.

Washington state finalizes its adoption of the common standards.

A final set of standards informed by the NRC framework is expected out next year.

An association of state education-technology directors offers guidance about transitioning to large-scale online assessment.

A new brief from the National Governors Association details state policies that can enhance dropout-recovery efforts, and includes examples of states' work on the issue.

The law adds LGBT students to the list of groups whose roles and contributions must be "accurately portrayed" in social studies class.

The framework will inform work by the nonprofit Achieve and states to develop a set of "next generation" science standards.

The longitudinal study from the University of Missouri points to the importance of understanding numbers and low-level arithmetic.

The AFT's Innovation Fund awards grants to support implementation of common core standards.

The action in Indiana comes as the common-core standards do not include the teaching of cursive.

Several events planned for this week examine various aspects of STEM education.

A new report calls for policies that would help align early childhood learning with elementary school, even as some experts worry that federal policy will push inappropriate testing into preschool.

The Imagination Summit later this month will bring together experts in a variety of areas, including education, business, science, and the arts.

New documents from the writers of the common standards seek to guide publishers in developing curriculum for the common standards in English/language arts.

Last year, the state cut out similar writing tests for students in the elementary and middle grades.

The bill would add LGBT students to the list of groups whose roles and contributions must be "accurately portrayed" in social studies courses.

Supporters of the STEM contest include the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Google, and Exxon Mobil Foundation.

The new Race to the Top challenge presses states to come up with ways to gauge the quality of their early-childhood programs, and develop standards and assessments to check the youngest students' progress.

The coalition brings together a variety of organizations and institutions to promote President Obama's goal of recruiting 100,000 excellent STEM teachers.

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