Students could substitute study in the fine and performing arts or career and technical education.
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November 11, 2010
EdWeek takes a special look at professional development.
November 11, 2010
Formative assessment is squishy. And squishy things don't easily yield to standardized measurement. And that creates an awkward situation in an era of numbers-driven accountability. That squishiness was on display yesterday during a panel discussion about formative assessment. (See my story for hig...
November 09, 2010
Had enough talk about the election? Here are a few things to consider that have nothing to do with last week's events, all brought to you by teachers: • Revisit the question of whether social studies gets squeezed out of the curriculum by math and English language arts, since No Child Left Beh...
October 25, 2010
Recent papers and discussions explore high school students' weak skills in writing and research.
October 22, 2010
A court ruling this week held a potent message for teachers: you can't use the First Amendment to defend your curricular decisions. The federal appeals court ruling out of Cincinnati notes that the school board has the ultimate right to set policy in that area, and to fire teachers whose choices fly...
October 06, 2010
A new coalition has also been formed to help elevate the status of computer science education in U.S. schools.
October 05, 2010
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills chooses new leadership as it seeks to raise its policy profile.
October 04, 2010
In general, high school social studies teachers in the United States say students should learn to respect and appreciate their country, but know its shortcomings.
October 01, 2010
Stories focus on introducing algebra in the early grades, using "RTI" to refocus math instruction, and other topics.