David Driscoll, former commissioner of education in Massachusetts is named chair of the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the NAEP.
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October 02, 2009
October 01, 2009
The skills needed for two- and four-year colleges, and different jobs, may not be that similar, a scholar argues.
September 29, 2009
Reading comprehension is not a "skill," or single strategy that can be taught directly, but is instead rooted in prior knowledge that allows students to create understanding as they read, argues Daniel Willingham of the University of Virginia.
September 21, 2009
State officials approval a detailed process for handling complaints about teaching materials in evolution-related lessons.
September 17, 2009
If you're worried about the ongoing ruckus over social studies standards in Texas devolving into a "Chavez vs. Franklin"-style battle, you might have legitimate concern, judging from this summary in the Associated Press. The Texas state board of education is slated to discuss the proposed standards...
September 16, 2009
The College Board publishes standards for college-readiness in science—a follow-up to its language arts, math, and statistics standards.
August 17, 2009
Cesar Chavez, a Latino civil rights and labor leader, is cited in the draft of the revised Texas social studies standards, even though one of the six "experts" appointed by the Texas state board of education to advise standards writing teams questioned if he should be included. But some other his...
August 03, 2009
Jim Burke, an English teacher in Virginia, posts his version of what students need to know and be able to do in English to prepare for college and the workplace.
July 24, 2009
At a forum at the National Press Club takes stock of the movement for common standards and the long road to travel once they are developed.
May 13, 2009
Talk about "common standards" continues to pop up all over town here in the nation's capital.