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February 18, 2011

Friday Reading Roundup

Recent EdWeek posts on a variety of curriculum-related topics.

February 14, 2011

Through-Course Summative Assessment: Many Challenges

Researchers, testmakers, policymakers and others convene to grapple with the new challenges of test designs being proposed by the two state assessment consortia.

February 11, 2011

Can the Federal Government Fund Curriculum Materials?

Experts question whether federal law allows the two state assessment consortia to design curricular and instructional materials.

February 07, 2011

Report Aims to Debunk 'Myth' About Glory Days of U.S. Achievement

The study from the Brookings Institution says the United States has never been close to number one on international math tests.

February 07, 2011

Common Tests and California's Early Assessment Program

One of the two state assessment consortia draws directly on California's EAP as a model.

February 04, 2011

The Case for Memorization

While the concepts of rote learning and drill-and-kill instruction have acquired negative reputations, Justin Snider, a doctoral student at Columbia University, seeks to remind educators that memorization—in the sense of "learning things by heart"—can be highly enriching for students. Memo...

February 04, 2011

What to Expect From the Revised AP U.S. History Program

The revised U.S. history program is expected to emphasize skills that enable students to "actively investigate historical events."

February 03, 2011

New NAEP in Technology, Engineering Expected in 2014

The new exam will be entirely computer-based.

February 01, 2011

The President's Speech

The status quo today is not good. For 10 years we have pursued the heavy-handed mandates of No Child Left Behind, with meager results.

January 31, 2011

Revised AP Biology Course Coming, But U.S. History Delayed

Parts of the revised U.S. history curriculum seemed "vague," some teachers reportedly complained.

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