A few assorted tidbits for you to get your week started: The Shanker blog reflects on the way too many people confuse standards with curriculum. (Hat tip to Joanne Jacobs.) Utah, which tentatively adopted the common standards way back in June, makes it final. The National Review revisits the test...
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August 09, 2010
August 06, 2010
A Senate bill approved yesterday that's designed to save education jobs would be paid for in part by cutting money from a federal reading program.
August 05, 2010
A striking number of proposals to improve instruction in reading and the STEM fields were among the winners of a federal grant competition to promote innovations in education.
July 16, 2010
The California state board of education is expected to vote on the common standards on Aug. 2.
July 14, 2010
South Carolina is the 25th state to adopt the common standards.
June 25, 2010
A special report from the American Prospect magazine examines early literacy.
June 17, 2010
The federal Institute of Education Sciences has announced awards totaling $100 million for a new initiative to promote reading comprehension.
June 10, 2010
A new report says Massachusetts needs to refocus its strategies for improving student literacy.
June 09, 2010
A Maryland district is teaming up with educational publisher Pearson to revamp the school system's elementary curriculum and then make the model available to other districts to purchase.
May 20, 2010
New NAEP results show that 8th graders in large cities posted small gains in reading over the past two years.