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August 17, 2010

Reading Roundup: Standout High Schools and More

A few things to read on a slow August morning: • A new report from the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard. It profiles the leadership of 15 public high schools, tracking the things they did to make their schools standouts. • A recent survey by Achieve that finds broad support for t...

August 09, 2010

Ed. Dept. Unveils New Round of Teaching U.S. History Grants

More than a hundred school districts are getting federal aid to promote the teaching of American history.

August 09, 2010

NAGB: Wrestling With Common Standards, Testing Exclusions

Roberto J. Rodriguez, a key education adviser in the White House, told the National Assessment Governing Board that the administration is "thrilled" with states' progress in adopting the common standards. He appeared at NAGB's quarterly meeting here in Washington last Friday to reflect on the presid...

August 06, 2010

Edujobs Bill Cuts $50 Million From Reading Program

A Senate bill approved yesterday that's designed to save education jobs would be paid for in part by cutting money from a federal reading program.

August 05, 2010

Reading, STEM Ed. Are Big Winners in Federal 'i3' Contest

A striking number of proposals to improve instruction in reading and the STEM fields were among the winners of a federal grant competition to promote innovations in education.

August 03, 2010

Lawmaker Offers Up Bill to Promote Computer-Science Ed.

A House bill introduced late last month aims to promote high-quality computer science education in schools.

July 02, 2010

Federal 'i3' Competition Attracts Lots of Ideas to Improve Ed.

A federal competition for innovation dollars attracts lots of ideas to improve education across a variety of areas in the curriculum, from math and science to literacy.

July 01, 2010

Common Assessments: Where the Real Impact Lies

A lot of discussion and debate have accompanied the design stage of the common standards, and more will follow as states move into the adoption and implementation stages. But as important as the standards are, many have long argued that the assessments designed to reflect those standards will be far...

June 24, 2010

Race to the Top Assessment: Only Three Consortia Apply

Three consortia of states are the only ones vying for federal money in the Race to the Top Assessment competition.

June 23, 2010

Race to Top Assessment Contest: The Judging Period Begins

The Race to the Top assessment applications are in the Department of Education's hands, and they detail new systems of assessment

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