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February 10, 2012

Trends in AP Test-Taking: Bonjour Geography, Adieu French

Question: What do geography, Chinese language and culture, computer science, world history, and environmental science have in common? Answer: They're apparently becoming a lot more popular subjects in high school, at least based on one national measure. Participation in Advanced Placement tests in...

January 25, 2012

Va. Senate Votes to End Science, History Testing for 3rd Graders

The Virginia Senate delivered a bipartisan vote in favor of a bill that would end required state testing of 3rd graders in science and history.

January 09, 2012

Math Problems Using Slavery Upset Families in Georgia School

One question on a math worksheet asked: 'If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?"

December 22, 2011

Will NCLB Waivers Reverse Narrowing of the Curriculum?

Some states seeking federal waivers under No Child Left Behind would add assessments in other subjects to make accountability decisions.

December 08, 2011

Most Teachers See the Curriculum Narrowing, Survey Finds

Two-thirds of public school teachers say the intensive focus on English and math is crowding other subjects out of the classroom.

September 29, 2011

STEM Ed. Among Cuts Sought in Draft House Budget Plan

The draft plan from House Republicans would eliminate federal funding for a variety of education programs, including support for STEM education, arts education, and teaching U.S. history.

September 09, 2011

'That Can't Be Bill': Remembering a Teacher Lost on 9/11

A retired teacher who was killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon is remembered in a video tribute.

September 09, 2011

New Study Probes 9/11 Treatment in Standards, Textbooks

A new study from two professors with expertise in teaching the social studies examine how textbooks and state standards handle the 9/11 attacks and related issues.

June 24, 2011

Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Fight for Status of Math, Reading

Advocacy groups press for equal footing for sciences, arts and the social sciences.

June 14, 2011

Black, Hispanic 4th Graders See Big History Gains Since 1994

Black and Hispanic 4th graders have made sizable gains in history achievement since 1994, though the change may be explained by improved literacy.

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