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August 26, 2014

Kentucky Denied Flexibility on Science Testing by Federal Officials

The Kentucky education commissioner blasted the U.S. Department of Education in a recent blog post for rejecting his state's request for a one-year waiver on science assessments.

February 13, 2014

Obama Names Kansas City Arts Leader to Head National Endowment

Today President Barack Obama announced his plans to nominate Jane Chu, who heads a major performing arts center in downtown Kansas City, Mo., as chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

January 22, 2014

What the Federal Budget Deal Means for STEM, Literacy, and Arts Education

Last week, as you may know, Congress reached an agreement on the 2014 appropriations bill—and the new budget aims to make up for losses felt by public schools as a result of sequestration, the across-the-board 5 percent cuts put in place last March.┬áMy colleague Alyson Klein lays out all t...

November 11, 2013

Latest Round of i3 Grants Includes Strong Focus on Curriculum

The latest Investing in Innovation grantees, announced last week by the U.S. Department of Education, are proposing an array of curriculum-related strategies to improve student achievement.

September 27, 2013

NSF Grant to Promote Scientific Research Activities in Schools

A new grant from the National Science Foundation seeks to boost science education by allowing students and teachers to engage in research.

August 14, 2013

STEM Education a Prime Focus of Defense Department Grants

The U.S. Department of Defense recently issued a series of grants to promote STEM education in schools serving military families.

July 29, 2013

Computer Science Gets Plug in House Bill to Revise ESEA

Computer science spurred a rare display of bipartisanship during the recent House debate to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

July 18, 2013

STEM Coalition Opposes House GOP Bill to Rewrite No Child Left Behind

A STEM education coalitionopposes the House Republican bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.

July 08, 2013

Ed. Dept. Panel Says Test Consortia Need Sharper Focus on Accessibility

A federal technical review panel's first look at the two common core assessment consortia's work shows praise for some things, and strong cautions on others.

April 01, 2013

Common-Assessment Groups to Undergo New Federal Review Process

The review will focus on item and task development and on how the two testing consortia will validate assessment results.

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