Only about 3 percent of voters surveyed gave their local schools an "A" grade for the quality of science instruction.
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March 30, 2012
March 29, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan acknowledges that federal advocacy of the common standards can create problems in building support for them.
March 28, 2012
Kentucky decides to throw its weight toward the common-standards tests being designed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
March 23, 2012
The Anchorage School District adopts the common core standards, even though its state has declined to do so.
March 21, 2012
At a panel discussion last week, experts argued for giving ample classroom time and attention to history, science, and the arts.
March 19, 2012
Teachers nationwide are working toward being prepared for the common standards, but there is still a lot of work to do.
March 16, 2012
Although most teachers know about the common standards, many do not feel fully prepared yet to teach them, a new survey finds.
March 13, 2012
The guidelines follow the release last year of a report saying a majority of states deserved an F for their standards on teaching civil rights history.
March 12, 2012
A resolution urging the state board of education to reconsider its adoption of the common standards dies without action by one chamber of the state legislature.
March 12, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan writes to Utah schools chief Larry Shumway, asserting the state's control over its academic standards.