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.
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November 05, 2009
November 04, 2009
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
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
Former IES chief Russ Whitehurst says the Bush and Obama administrations have two different approaches to curriculum.
October 19, 2009
The sponsors of the automotive "X Prize" are asking high schools to come up with car dashboards that promote energy efficiency.
October 16, 2009
Tentative plans are in the works to establish common standards in other subjects, once reading and math are complete.
October 15, 2009
Mark Schneider says new test results show the No Child Left Behind Act needs to be rethought.
October 14, 2009
The chairman of the panel that oversees NAEP says stagnant math scores show a need to focus on improved teaching.
October 13, 2009
Three centers would be supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education's top research division.
October 12, 2009
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.