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January 13, 2011

More on PISA: U.S. High Achievers Scarce in Math, Science

The U.S. is not exactly a world leader in producing top-tier performers in math and science.

January 11, 2011

Report Sees Disconnect Between NAEP, Common Standards

[Correction: This blog post should have said that the NAEP math items examined in the Brookings Institution study were, on average, two to three years below the 8th grade math recommended by the common-core standards. The algebra items were at about the 6th grade level. The items from the "numbers" ...

January 06, 2011

Math Group Issues Guidance on Common-Core Standards

If you teach math, you might find a new guide to the common standards useful. Released today by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the guide tries to build a bridge between its own math standards, which are widely used in schools across the country, and the math in the common standards...

January 06, 2011

Kentucky Bill Promises Cash for Strong AP Scores

The legislation would pay teachers for each student who achieves a score of 3 or above on AP tests in math and science.

January 05, 2011

President Obama (Quietly) Signs STEM Education Bill

The America COMPETES Act reauthorization contains a variety of provisions to improve STEM education.

January 04, 2011

Obama Quiet on STEM Education Bill Approved by Congress

At a press conference last month, Obama highlighted some legislative victories, but failed to mention passage of the America COMPETES Act bill.

December 30, 2010

Reading Roundup: Flipping the Order of Science Courses

Interesting reading on a variety of curriculum issues, from flipping the order of high school science courses to aligning individual education plans with the common standards.

December 29, 2010

Top Curriculum Themes of 2010

STEM, reading, and assessment top the list of most-read subjects on Curriculum Matters in 2010.

December 21, 2010

House Backs STEM Education Bill: Next Stop, White House

The legislation to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act was approved in the House today by a vote of 228-130, after winning Senate passage just days ago.

December 20, 2010

Senate OKs America COMPETES Bill as Session Nears End

The bill includes a variety of provisions aimed at improving STEM education.

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