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December 24, 2013

Common-Core Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2014

A review of the top curriculum posts of 2013, and a lighthearted look ahead to the headlines you probably won't see in 2014.

December 19, 2013

D.C. Adopts Common Science Standards

With an 8-0 vote yesterday by its board of education, D.C. joins eight states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards so far.

December 17, 2013

Panel Recommends New Breed of Assessments for Science Learning

A vision for science testing, recommended by a panel of the National Research Council, would fundamentally change the current model of assessment, blending classroom-based assessments and periodic tests to "monitor" learning with information about students' "opportunity to learn."

November 19, 2013

Massachusetts Won't Require All Schools To Give PARCC Test in 2015

The Bay State wants to take PARCC for a "test drive" for two years before deciding whether to replace its widely admired statewide test with the new assessment.

November 13, 2013

Wisconsin Bill Aims to Beef Up Math, Science Requirements

A measure approved this week by the Wisconsin Senate would require all high school students to complete more math and science credits to graduate.

November 11, 2013

Latest Round of i3 Grants Includes Strong Focus on Curriculum

The latest Investing in Innovation grantees, announced last week by the U.S. Department of Education, are proposing an array of curriculum-related strategies to improve student achievement.

November 08, 2013

National Academy Launches Initiative to Boost K-12 Engineering Education

As engineering education gains a stronger foothold at the K-12 level, the National Academy of Engineering, with support from a $1.5 million corporate grant, is launching an initiative to help guide educators into what is often unfamiliar terrain.

November 01, 2013

Catholic Scholars Urge Bishops to Oppose Common Core

The group of university professors, who come from a variety of academic disciplines, say it's a mistake for so many Catholic schools to embrace the common standards for English/language arts and mathematics.

October 16, 2013

Florida Board Votes to Back Away From Common-Core Appendices

The state board of education is dropping the suggested guidance attached to the Common Core State Standards on issues such as text 'exemplars' in reading and pathways for taking high school math.

October 15, 2013

Scientific Discovery, Environmental Awareness Promoted in New Program

A new program led by the grandson of explorer Jacques Cousteau seeks to reveal the thrill of discovery and raise environmental awareness in young people.

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