A new coalition has also been formed to help elevate the status of computer science education in U.S. schools.

A item in the New York Times questions the value of the pervasive phrase, STEM education.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills chooses new leadership as it seeks to raise its policy profile.

In general, high school social studies teachers in the United States say students should learn to respect and appreciate their country, but know its shortcomings.

The U.S. Department of Education announces $67 million in grants to groups of states to design tests for students with the most severe cognitive disabilities.

Stories focus on introducing algebra in the early grades, using "RTI" to refocus math instruction, and other topics.

The Church of Scientology publicizes its system for enhancing study effectiveness.

Several new reports focus on aspects of improving K-12 education in the STEM fields.

Minnesota becomes the 38th state to adopt the common standards, but only in English/language arts

The South Dakota board of education votes to move common standards to the public-hearing stage.

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