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November 05, 2009

Draft K-12 Standards Expected by Mid-December

A first draft of common K-12 standards is expected to come in mid-December. States' timelines for adopting those standards are likely to vary, one official says.

November 04, 2009

Exclusions and Accommodations on the NAEP: Comments Welcome

Federal officials are considering new rules for testing English-language learners and students with disabilities on the NAEP. A public hearing is set on the matter.

October 26, 2009

Luring More Hispanics into 'STEM' Studies, Careers

The Hispanic College Fund will stage a forum on Capitol Hill on strategies to draw more Latino students into science and math fields.

October 22, 2009

Two Administrations, Two Approaches to Curriculum?

Former IES chief Russ Whitehurst says the Bush and Obama administrations have two different approaches to curriculum.

October 19, 2009

The Dashboard of Tomorrow

The sponsors of the automotive "X Prize" are asking high schools to come up with car dashboards that promote energy efficiency.

October 16, 2009

Coming Next for Common Standards: Science and Social Studies?

Tentative plans are in the works to establish common standards in other subjects, once reading and math are complete.

October 15, 2009

Former NCES Commissioner: NCLB Has Not Met Its Goals

Mark Schneider says new test results show the No Child Left Behind Act needs to be rethought.

October 14, 2009

Stagnant Math Scores: Is Teaching the Key?

The chairman of the panel that oversees NAEP says stagnant math scores show a need to focus on improved teaching.

October 13, 2009

Feds Support New Centers to Study Math, and How to Improve Struggling Schools

Three centers would be supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education's top research division.

October 12, 2009

The Illusion of 'Rigor' in Math

Students are A) taking tougher math classes in high school and B) getting better grades. But test scores show that their achievement is not increasing, a former top ed official says.

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