A new collection of state-by-state reports on STEM learning issued today finds that in nearly every state, elementary students are getting less instructional time for science than they did in the mid 1990s, and that many students lack access to rigorous STEM courses.
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September 12, 2012
September 11, 2012
Tennessee's push to implement the Common Core State Standards is getting support from a new statewide coalition that includes leaders in business, education, and other sectors.
September 10, 2012
Louisiana is launching an experiment in what the state education agency is billing as 'a la carte school choice ... one course at a time.'
September 07, 2012
Mainstream news media coverage of the common standards begins to spread information--and concerns--about the new expectations.
September 06, 2012
A new batch of 'Innovation Fund' grants announced this week by Georgia's governor features a strong emphasis on STEM education.
August 30, 2012
The common core standards are dividing the GOP, EdWeek reports from the Republican convention.
August 29, 2012
Blame and credit for the common standards punctuates presidential campaigning, raising questions of fact and perception on both sides.
August 20, 2012
One of the state groups designing tests for the common standards released a flurry of sample items that offer an idea of what the tests might look like.
August 14, 2012
Sample items drafted by two state consortia offer an early idea of what kinds of items will be included in the common assessments.
August 09, 2012
Colorado decides to commit to the PARCC consortium for common assessments.