New federal regulations appear to give states more flexibility on common standards.
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November 12, 2009
November 10, 2009
Scholars, teachers, think tank folks, and teachers fill the ranks of those working the development of multistate K-12 standards in language arts and math.
November 09, 2009
The Kellogg Foundation is backing an effort to give math-and-science teachers master's degrees if they agree to work in disadvantaged schools. It is also demanding more of universities.
November 06, 2009
A business-higher education group takes issue with the findings of a recent study on the "STEM" pipeline.
November 05, 2009
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.
November 04, 2009
For scientist having trouble explaining molecular biology or string theory in language the public can grasp...a leading scientific organization has a resource for you.
November 02, 2009
A college physics professor argues that schools mistake throwing difficult math material at students for preparing them for the rigors of higher education.
October 30, 2009
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.
October 30, 2009
The National Academies is hosting discussions of how to improve standards in science, which could shape the ongoing "Common Core" standards project.
October 29, 2009
Don't confuse 'forensics' with 'forensic science' a reader says.