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September 10, 2010

Friday Roundup: 21st-Century Skills, Reading Programs

A couple of curriculum-related bits for you this morning: • We told you recently that the Partnership for 21st Century Skills was moving in with the Council of Chief State School Officers. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute's Checker Finn weighs in on this in the organization's weekly newsletter....

September 09, 2010

Georgia Plans to Require Science as a Measure of AYP

Georgia is planning to require all elementary and middle schools to use science achievement as a factor in making AYP under the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 07, 2010

NSF Awards $2 Million to Study Russian Math Curriculum

A $2 million grant from the NSF will enable researchers to study an elementary math curriculum developed in Russia.

September 07, 2010

Race to Top Assessments: Experts Weighing In Today

The blogosphere hasn't exactly been spilling over with chat about the Race to the Top assessment grants awarded last week. (See story here, more on Ed Sec Arne Duncan's speech here, and details about how the consortia were judged here.) If you are craving more dialogue about these potentially influ...

September 03, 2010

How Reviewers Rated the Race to Top Assessment Contenders

A look at the scoring sheets offers some insight into the winners—and the review process.

September 03, 2010

Duncan: New Assessments Will Be "Game-Changing"

As you know if you've been reading this space, Ed Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winners of the Race to the Top assessment competition yesterday. (Check our story here for a catch-up if needed.) We linked you to his speech yesterday, but it's meaty enough that it's worth revisiting today. It's...

September 02, 2010

Two State Consortia Win Race to Top Assessment Grants

Two state groups win federal Race to the Top funding to design comprehensive testing systems, and a third, vying for funding for high school tests, fails to make the grade.

September 02, 2010

Race to Top Assessment Winners to be Announced Today

Winners of the Race to the Top assessment grants will be announced this morning.

August 25, 2010

Race to Top Winners: Implications for Assessment Contest

In all the analysis of yesterday's Race to the Top winners, not much has been said about what the results might mean for The Other Race to the Top competition. (Remember that $350 million hanging out there for new assessment systems?) Just as I was thinking that I was the only one odd enough to not...

August 25, 2010

STEM Education to Get Boost From Race to Top Winners

Virtually every winning state in the federal Race to the Top competition has plans for improving STEM education.

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