The assertion regarding African Americans is rejected by most historians.
Now that most states have adopted the common standards, many minds are turning to the question of how to implement them. Case in point: a report out today from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. You might recall that the Fordham folks, here in Washington, have weighed in by grading the common standards, offering state-by-state comparisons, and mulling pesky governance questions about them. In today's report, they bring to bear the thoughts of a stable of experts on how to turn these standards into real classroom teaching (they also hit again on those governance questions). Interesting discussions. But one thing that ...
An Associated Press story highlights examples of a resurgence in glee clubs in Delaware.
Obama has used the bully pulpit repeatedly over the past year to plug STEM education.
The Science, Engineering and Education Innovation website provides brief explanation of "transformative" NSF research.
The grants under the federal Ready-to-Learn Television program are focused on the math and literacy skills of young children.
Kansas becomes the 39th state to adopt the common standards.
Hot on the heels of last week's White House summit on community colleges, the Hechinger Report takes a look at the phenomenon of community college students getting mired in remedial education. The American Institutes for Research has put a pricetag on what it costs to educate college students who drop out after their freshman year. All of which only adds urgency to the question of what secondary schools must do to lay a strong foundation for students to do well in college, and what higher-ed must do to adequately support them once they're on campus. The New York Times analyzes ...
The National Science Foundation and DARPA announce grants to promote computer science education.
Subra Suresh was approved for a six-year term at the National Science Foundation.