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April 23, 2010

House Approves P.E. Bill With New Reporting Mandates

The FIT Kids Act would include a host of new public-reporting requirements for school districts related to physical education.

April 22, 2010

At Earth Day Rally, Duncan to Plug 'Green Economy' Summit

At an Earth Day ceremony at the National Mall this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce a September summit on education for a green economy.

April 14, 2010

Six Finalists Named for Race to Top (the Other Race)

The Obama administration has identified six finalists for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, with the winning school to host President Obama at its graduation ceremony.

April 09, 2010

Duncan: Well-Rounded Education a Necessity, Not a Luxury

In a speech this afternoon, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the importance of a "well-rounded" education.

April 08, 2010

District Survey Shows Cuts in Textbooks, Electives, Field Trips

A new survey of school district officials suggests that cuts are on the rise for academic interventions, electives, textbooks, and field trips.

April 07, 2010

Race to Top Assessment Competition Seeks New Direction

What's the RTT assessment competition about, and what do some folks have to say about it? Read our story.

April 07, 2010

Wis. Prosecutor Sends Ominous Message on Sex Ed. Law

A local district attorney in Wisconsin says teachers could face criminal charges if they follow a new state law that allows them to instruct students about proper contraceptive use.

April 07, 2010

Competition Narrowing in 'Race to the Common Test'

Race to the Top assessment consortia merge into three groups.

April 02, 2010

Math and Science Efforts Win U.S. Teacher-Quality Grants

New teacher-quality grants will help expand the UTeach program to Cleveland State University and support a math initiative in the South Bronx.

March 31, 2010

Race to Top Winners Include STEM in Agendas

Both Delaware and Tennessee featured STEM education in their successful Race to the Top applications.

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