An advocacy coalition argues that the first draft of common science standards gives short shrift to computer science education.
The ACLU is calling on some school districts to halt their use of single-sex classrooms, suggesting the programs may be violating state and federal laws.
A highly regarded STEM school in Virginia is drawing attention after changes to its admissions policy have raised questions about access vs. achievement.
States' winning applications for waivers from No Child Left Behind shift the goals and timelines of tests.
Massachusetts plans to require high school seniors to pass a test in U.S. history to graduate, and Maryland approves a law to reinstate passage of a test in U.S. government.
A "Dear Colleague" letter from the National Science Foundation is seeking public input on a proposed $60 million initiative to improve math education.
A new guide from the federal "What Works Clearinghouse" seeks to help educators improve their students' math-problem solving skills in grades 4-8.
DoDEA, common standards
The Alabama state senate has approved a resolution encouraging the state board of education to undo its adoption of the common standards.
The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium has just named directors for mathematics and for the support of 'under-represented' students.