Today, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, introduced into the U.S. Senate a literacy bill that would provide $2.35 billion in funding for literacy programs from kindergarten to 12th grade.
A first draft of common K-12 standards is expected to come in mid-December. States' timelines for adopting those standards are likely to vary, one official says.
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Federal officials are considering new rules for testing English-language learners and students with disabilities on the NAEP. A public hearing is set on the matter.
China's education minister, Zhou Ji, is removed from his position and replaced by his deputy.
Literacy instruction "pops up on every corridor" at Buckhorn High School in New Market, Ala., writes my colleague Catherine Gewertz in an article published at edweek.org this week.
A college physics professor argues that schools mistake throwing difficult math material at students for preparing them for the rigors of higher education.
Some of the individuals who have been selected to provide feedback on mathematics or English/language arts standards for college- and career-readiness are also part of the group of people charged with "validation" of the standards.
A new guide, based on a study by the National Research Council, offers advice on how to craft lessons on the resources found in science centers and museums.
The National Academies is hosting discussions of how to improve standards in science, which could shape the ongoing "Common Core" standards project.