Common standards, assessments and STEM education dominated the year's curriculum stories.
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December 28, 2011
December 22, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education has "conditionally approved" a decision by one of the two consortia developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards to reduce the number of testing components in its plan.
December 14, 2011
Ohio measure would require schools to teach the "original texts" of several historical documents, including the U.S. Constitution.
December 13, 2011
Experts outline challenges to helping teachers embody formative-assessment practices.
December 07, 2011
In 15 of the 37 states examined, the bar for proficiency in 8th grade science fell below the NAEP threshold for "basic."
December 02, 2011
A resolution opposing the common standards advances at an organization of state lawmakers and private-sector business and think-tank organizations.
December 01, 2011
Three prominent math educators have just released a set of recommendations for providing strong professional development pegged to the common standards.
November 30, 2011
Educators are keenly interested in what the new common assessments will look like, and need far more information about them than is currently available.
November 29, 2011
Some states and districts are uncertain of how to translate common standards into classroom teaching without knowing what the assessments designed for those standards will look like.
November 21, 2011
The National Council of Teachers of English declines to approve a resolution opposing the common standards.