In a packed session this morning, a professor who helped lead the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, described the new standards as "a shift from learning about something to figuring out something."
At 11 a.m., Thursday, the exhibit hall at NSTA officially opened for business, letting in the hundreds of teachers who were waiting eagerly for a glimpse at the unusual wares inside.
At the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about standards and "overtesting," and was questioned on an encounter with parent protesters.
The education secretary will speak at the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference, which is expected to have a focus on the Next Generation Science Standards.
In a recent critique of Smarter Balanced's online practice tests for mathematics, educational consultant Steven Rasmussen argues that the assessments are "a quagmire of poor technological design."
Two Colorado colleges are the first to decide to consider PARCC scores in course-placement decisions.
Last week, the Wyoming governor signed a bill that will make statewide adoption of the somewhat controversial K-12 science standards possible once again.
Gov. Mark Dayton goes farther with his recommendations than a state task force that was created to recommend testing cutbacks.
The annual report recognizes the superintendent for partnering with business leaders and bringing a renewed focus on science, technology, engineering, and math to his Colorado district.
Fifteen-year-old girls are more likely to be proficient in reading, mathematics, and science than their male peers, according to a new analysis. But among top-performing students, girls do worse than boys in math and science.