January 2013 Archives

A new report finds growing interest among high school students in pursuing STEM majors and careers, but a longstanding gender gap for girls is increasing.

A free online bank of rewritten questions and tasks for popular basal readers is getting some attention from teachers.

The Pioneer Institute argues that the time has come for Massachusetts to reinstate a requirement that students pass the U.S. history exam in order to graduate from high school.

Bills pending in other states show pressure to ratchet up rigor.

New survey data show that most urban districts expect to fully implement the common-core standards by 2014-15.

A new framework developed for a forthcoming set of arts education standards seeks to define 'artistic literacy.'

How big the boycott will get and what were its main triggers are open questions.

Gov. Martinez, a Republican, is proposing a $2 million plan to recruit math and science teachers for high-need districts.

But financial support for the common standards doesn't match the level of significance funders see in the initiative.

One of the two state assessment consortia, PARCC, solicits feedback on two key facets of its proposed accommodations policy.

New tests are likely to plumb deeper levels of understanding, but must surmount technical, financial, and political hurdles, UCLA researchers conclude.

An appendix in the latest draft of common science standards takes a stab at defining college and career readiness in science.

The achievement gap between U.S. students and those from other nations on one global exam would narrow significantly if adjustments were made for social class.

More than half the children surveyed said they still want to read books on paper even though electronic versions are available.

Although it will take time for many observers to digest the new draft, some early impressions are mainly favorable on changes from the first round.

A new set of guidelines suggests that teachers need not cut back on literature to meet the "informational text" demands of the common core.

The public is getting one more chance to weigh in on a set of common science standards.

An Indiana Republican lawmaker has proposed new legislation to back away from the Common Core State Standards.


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