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December 04, 2009

A Wave of Feedback Over the Standards

Educators have not been shy about giving their opinions about drafts released through the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Many say standards are only one piece of the K-12 puzzle.

December 04, 2009

Texas Ed Chief Rips Administration for Backing Common Standards

Texas' education commissioner says the Obama administration's federal stimulus guidelines are punishing his state as they promote common academic standards.

December 03, 2009

A Look at Early Reading First, a Federal Program for Preschoolers

A round-up of studies or books about Early Reading First, a federal program for preschoolers authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act.

December 02, 2009

Groups to Spread Word on Standards in States, Districts

The American Federation of Teachers, Council of Great City Schools, and National Association of State Boards of Education are joining the outreach effort on standards.

November 25, 2009

NCTE's Stance on Reading Bill Sparks Controversy Within Ranks

From Guest Blogger Elizabeth Rich There's debate brewing within the National Council of Teachers of English over the organization's support of the "LEARN Act," the proposed reading legislation that would replace three federal programs including Reading First. I returned this week from NCTE's ann...

November 17, 2009

A Market for Math Teachers (But Hardly Anybody Else)

Math teachers are in demand, despite the woeful economy, a report says.

November 16, 2009

The Career-and-Tech Pathway to Literacy

A paper highlights states' efforts to boost literacy through career-and-technical, or vocational education.

November 12, 2009

Final Federal Regs Attempt to Smooth the Path for Standards

New federal regulations appear to give states more flexibility on common standards.

November 10, 2009

'Work Groups' Announced for K-12 Common Standards

Scholars, teachers, think tank folks, and teachers fill the ranks of those working the development of multistate K-12 standards in language arts and math.

November 05, 2009

U.S. Sen. Murray Introduces K-12 Literacy Bill

Today, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, introduced into the U.S. Senate a literacy bill that would provide $2.35 billion in funding for literacy programs from kindergarten to 12th grade.

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