Smarter Balanced has gotten its first approval under the U.S. Department of Education's testing peer-review process.
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July 31, 2018
March 23, 2018
A federal committee failed to analyze performance data on the more than 160 federal programs that promote STEM education and research.
February 12, 2018
It says that CTE funding should be limited to "high demand" fields.
November 09, 2017
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
Some states will use more than math and English/language arts exams to judge school quality.
May 22, 2017
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
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
This is the first time a president has proposed eliminating the arts and humanities endowments, both of which support educational activities.
March 02, 2017
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
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 educationwith particular attention to computer science.