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May 14, 2010

Why the Race to Top Assessment Competition Is Important

The former education director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation argues that states have a grand opportunity in the Race to the Top assessment competition.

May 13, 2010

Anti-Porn Measure Stalls House Vote on STEM Bill

House Democrats pulled the America COMPETES Act from the House floor without a final vote, in the face of a surprise Republican maneuver.

May 07, 2010

CDC Analysis Suggests P.E. Can Boost Student Learning

A new federal study finds "substantial evidence" that physical activity can help improve student achievement.

May 06, 2010

More on That Mystery Consortium in RTT Test Contest

More details emerge about a consortium planning to apply for Race to the Top Assessment money.

May 05, 2010

The Role of Common Standards in the New ESEA

A Senate hearing the other day was something of a lovefest for the common-core standards.

May 04, 2010

Race to Top Test Competition: Who's in the Game?

Remember that other Race to the Top competition? The one that will dole out $350 million for development and implementation of assessments aligned to common standards? Well, we have our first official indication of who's going to apply for that money. Those of you wonky enough to have followed ever...

May 04, 2010

Kalamazoo School Wins (That Other) Race to Top

Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan has won the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.

April 29, 2010

Science Panel Lends Bipartisan Support to 'COMPETES' Bill

The House science committee yesterday gave bipartisan approval to a bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act, which includes an emphasis on improving STEM education.

April 28, 2010

House Panel Considers America COMPETES Act Renewal

The House science committee today is taking up legislation aimed in part at improving STEM education.

April 26, 2010

The Voting Begins on (That Other) Race to Top Competition

Voting is under way on the six finalists for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.

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