At a panel discussion last week, experts argued for giving ample classroom time and attention to history, science, and the arts.
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March 21, 2012
March 13, 2012
The guidelines follow the release last year of a report saying a majority of states deserved an F for their standards on teaching civil rights history.
February 15, 2012
New AP data shed light on gender preferences across subject areas.
February 10, 2012
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
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
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
Some states seeking federal waivers under No Child Left Behind would add assessments in other subjects to make accountability decisions.
December 08, 2011
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
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
A retired teacher who was killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon is remembered in a video tribute.