In a recent speech to social studies educators, Secretary Duncan explored the tension between "real accountability" and promoting a "well-rounded" education.
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December 15, 2011
December 13, 2011
The survey of 1,004 teenagers found that most have never considered a career in engineering, but that learning about the field could make a difference in getting them to take a closer look.
December 08, 2011
Two-thirds of public school teachers say the intensive focus on English and math is crowding other subjects out of the classroom.
December 07, 2011
In 15 of the 37 states examined, the bar for proficiency in 8th grade science fell below the NAEP threshold for "basic."
December 05, 2011
South Carolina's state superintendent takes aim at the Green-Ribbon Schools program, suggesting that it's overly burdensome and designed to placate environmental lobbyists.
December 02, 2011
A group of experts has developed a new framework for assessing environmental literacy.
December 01, 2011
Three prominent math educators have just released a set of recommendations for providing strong professional development pegged to the common standards.
November 30, 2011
Unit blocks are seeing a resurgence in education circles, The New York Times reports.
November 23, 2011
The National Science Foundation recently awarded seven grants to 'transform' science learning, with another batch planned for next year.
November 17, 2011
The learning labs are intended to help young people move "beyond consuming content to making" it.