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. My colleague Alyson Klein lays out all t...
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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
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
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 spurred a rare display of bipartisanship during the recent House debate to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
July 18, 2013
A STEM education coalitionopposes the House Republican bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.
July 08, 2013
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
The review will focus on item and task development and on how the two testing consortia will validate assessment results.
September 25, 2012
The NSF is awarding $7.4 million for a project to promote improved STEM education in nine Baltimore elementary schools.
September 19, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $6.6 million to the Kennedy Center to expand arts education activities, including the integration of the arts across the curriculum.