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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.

March 16, 2017

Proposed Cuts to National Endowments and Libraries Raise Concerns for Education

This is the first time a president has proposed eliminating the arts and humanities endowments, both of which support educational activities.

March 02, 2017

Website Rates Reading and Math Programs Based on ESSA Criteria

A new website geared toward school administrators rates instructional programs for K-12 reading and math based on the effectiveness criteria laid out in the new federal education law.

September 14, 2016

Obama Administration Continues Push for Computer Science Education

With its eight years in the White House rolling to a close, the Obama administration is continuing to beat the drum on improving K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math education—with particular attention to computer science.

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