March 2013 Archives

The College Board and engineering advocates are exploring the creation of a new AP program for engineering design.

States can make better assessments possible by shifting testing dollars and using technology and teachers to score tests, says a new report.

Recent developments suggest engineering education is starting to gain a firmer foothold in the K-12 arena.

Leading Republican lawmakers are championing plans to rewrite the state's high school graduation requirements, including by cutting from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams students must pass.

An administrative law judge has cleared Minnesota to proceed with the implementation of new standards for social studies, after ruling against complaints that the document revealed a liberal bias.

The Smarter Balanced consortium decides to affiliate with a research group for future work and defines student performance at each testing level.

One state begins considering an anti-common-core bill, while another ends that debate.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is providing $22.5 million over five years to expand the UTeach approach to preparing math and science educators.

Achievement gaps persist by gender persist across the globe, a new study finds, with boys lagging in reading and girls lagging in math.

Nebraska, one of the few states that has not adopted the common standards, sends a signal that it could be reconsidering.

Many students who completed Algebra I and geomery courses with an 'honors' label were not very rigorous, a new study finds.

PARCC becomes a nonprofit to help it stay afloat after federal money runs out in 2014.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York is providing $319,000 to support work in states on laying the groundwork for adoption and implementation of the "next generation" science standards.

A new books makes the case for how young people can become passionate about STEM learning through making, playing, and designing.

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers estimates that its tests will take 8 to 10 hours.


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