Debate is heating up in Connecticut over legislation that would require public schools to allow students to opt out of dissecting animals.
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April 12, 2010
April 09, 2010
In a speech this afternoon, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the importance of a "well-rounded" education.
April 08, 2010
A new survey of school district officials suggests that cuts are on the rise for academic interventions, electives, textbooks, and field trips.
April 08, 2010
With the 40th anniversary of Earth Day just two weeks away, a variety of organizations are providing materials online to help make it a teachable moment.
April 07, 2010
A local district attorney in Wisconsin says teachers could face criminal charges if they follow a new state law that allows them to instruct students about proper contraceptive use.
April 05, 2010
Colorado is hosting a summit this week on improving students' personal financial literacy.
March 30, 2010
We've been writing it over and over: Forty-eight states have agreed to support the common-standards push. The two exceptions are Texas and Alaska. Is that about to change? It seems that educators in Alaska are discussing whether to adopt the standards.
March 26, 2010
Three in four Florida teachers say they are comfortable with the inclusion of evolution in the state's recently revised science standards, a survey finds.
March 25, 2010
You may have heard a little something this week about President Obama winning changes to the U.S. health-care system. What you might have missed amid the hoopla and the hollering is a couple of provisions tucked into the legislation to fund abstinence-only education and comprehensive sex education a...
March 23, 2010
As comments pour in on the common standards, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute here in Washington is weighing in with an analysis of the draft. Its report, issued today, gives the math standards an A-minus and the English/language arts a B. That's an improvement over the last time the organization ch...