Interesting reading on a variety of curriculum issues, from flipping the order of high school science courses to aligning individual education plans with the common standards.

STEM, reading, and assessment top the list of most-read subjects on Curriculum Matters in 2010.

Two new summaries of the Race to the Top assessment proposals offer concise, comparative looks at the design ideas for the new tests.

Two Boston schools use frequent testing and close monitoring of the results as keys to their turnaround strategies.

A new report finds 48 states will report graduation rates by a common formula for the class of 2011.

A new study shows that one in five recent high school graduates lack the academic skills to enlist in the military.

The legislation to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act was approved in the House today by a vote of 228-130, after winning Senate passage just days ago.

The groups claim that the new social studies standards are both historically inaccurate and discriminatory.

By guest blogger Sarah D. Sparks Research shows the value of a high school diploma to the job market faltering at the same time policymakers and educators are looking for ways to increase the number of students who graduate high school. "Attainment of a diploma is a weak signal" of a student's ability to complete college or progress in a career said Henry I. Braun, an education and public policy professor at Boston College's Lynch School of Education, at a recent research symposium on student success after high school. "We have a substantial and differential leakage at each segment of ...

A new report finds more states requiring some form of high school test, and its authors predict that forthcoming common assessments could fuel that trend.

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