A review of the top curriculum posts of 2013, and a lighthearted look ahead to the headlines you probably won't see in 2014.
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December 24, 2013
December 19, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.