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November 29, 2018

Education Is Fundamental to Citizenship--And a Constitutional Right, New Lawsuit Alleges

A new federal lawsuit asserts that the failure of public schools to prioritize civics education is depriving students of many of their constitutional rights.

November 18, 2018

Is 'Proficient' Insufficient? A New Wrinkle in the Debate Over NAEP Achievement Levels

A modification to the Nation's Report Card achievement level descriptions of "basic," "proficient," and "advanced" performance is the latest in a nearly 30-year battle over where to set the bar for student performance.

October 16, 2018

Senators Eye Changes to Federal History and Civics Grants

The change would require grantees to teach about the U.S. Constitution.

July 31, 2018

'Smarter Balanced' Common Core Test Gets Thumbs Up from the Feds

Smarter Balanced has gotten its first approval under the U.S. Department of Education's testing peer-review process.

March 23, 2018

Federal STEM Education Programs Lack Coordination, Watchdog Finds

A federal committee failed to analyze performance data on the more than 160 federal programs that promote STEM education and research.

February 12, 2018

Trump Budget Request Prioritizes STEM And Apprenticeships. But Is There a Catch?

It says that CTE funding should be limited to "high demand" fields.

November 09, 2017

Can Schools Use Arts to Support Academics Under ESSA? It's Tricky

There's an opportunity for using arts to help boost student achievement under the new federal law, but research lags far behind practice.

June 23, 2017

Under ESSA, an End to the 'Narrowing of the Curriculum'?

Some states will use more than math and English/language arts exams to judge school quality.

May 22, 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities Director Resigns

Already suffering from the threatened budget cuts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, which helps fund a variety of educational programs for teachers, faces another blow: the resignation of its chairman.

May 12, 2017

High-Stakes Poetry Competition Brings Students to the Stage

Welcome to the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, where 53 high school students recited poems—classical, modern, long, and short—and competed for $20,000 in prize money.

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