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October 12, 2011

Literacy, STEM Education See Big Push in Senate ESEA Bill

A new bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act includes major programs for STEM education and comprehensive literacy.

October 11, 2011

Draft ESEA Bill Requires High Schools to Report College-Going Rates

A draft bill to reauthorize No Child Left Behind requires high schools to report on how many of their students go to college and how many must take remedial classes.

October 11, 2011

Will NCLB Rewrite Have the Teeth to Improve Schools?

Some activists are worried that a new draft NCLB reauthorization will lack the teeth to hold schools accountable for improvement.

September 29, 2011

STEM Ed. Among Cuts Sought in Draft House Budget Plan

The draft plan from House Republicans would eliminate federal funding for a variety of education programs, including support for STEM education, arts education, and teaching U.S. history.

September 29, 2011

Ed. Dept. to Scrutinize Standards and Test Plans for NCLB Waiver

The U.S. Department of Education will closely evaluate states' plans to adopt college- and career-ready academic standards and tests.

September 23, 2011

UPDATED: NCLB Waiver Requires States to Report College-Going Rates

If states want waivers from key NCLB provisions, the Education Department will require them to report annually on their students' and schools' college-going and college-credit-accumulation rates.

September 21, 2011

Assessment Consortium Membership Shifts

New Mexico joins the PARCC assessment consortium, continuing the shakeout of test designs that states are choosing for the common standards.

September 09, 2011

Arabic Instruction on Rise in U.S. Schools Since 9/11

The teaching of Arabic in U.S. schools, while still relatively rare, has grown significantly since the 9/11 attacks.

September 07, 2011

Six States Win Striving Readers Literacy Grants

Six states win $180 million in funding for comprehensive literacy grants.

September 06, 2011

Duncan Names New Members to Assessment Board

Secretary Duncan today named five new members to the National Assessment Governing Board, including the superintendent of the Baltimore district and Kentucky's commissioner.

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