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March 25, 2010

Which Democrat Restored Sexual-Abstinence Program?

You may have heard a little something this week about President Obama winning changes to the U.S. health-care system. What you might have missed amid the hoopla and the hollering is a couple of provisions tucked into the legislation to fund abstinence-only education and comprehensive sex education a...

March 25, 2010

Exclusion Rates in NAEP: A Pot Still Simmering

Questions persist about the effect of exclusion rates on NAEP scores.

March 24, 2010

NAEP Reading Scores Out Today

NAEP scores in 4th grade and 8th grade reading are being released today.

March 19, 2010

House OKs Bill to Promote Environmental Literacy

The House today passed a bill to enhance environmental education.

March 18, 2010

Ed Dept to States: In Race to Top, Only Common Core Will Do

I'm sure you remember, because it set a lot of people's neck hairs on end, that President Obama recently proposed that Title I funding for disadvantaged students be tied to whether states have adopted the Common Core State Standards. And I am also sure you know that in order to get the most bang f...

March 18, 2010

Is 'Career Ready' Getting the Short End of the Stick?

"All students college and career ready" is getting to be a veritable mantra among educrats, with "all students proficient" joining cassette tapes as quaintly outdated. If you've somehow napped through the steady flow of rhetoric coming out of the Obama administration in the last year and you want pr...

March 15, 2010

Obama Aims to 'Renovate a Flawed Law'

President Obama's plan to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act could have some potentially significant implications for curriculum matters across the country.

March 03, 2010

Reading Roundup: Senior Year, Title I, Common Standards

Time to play catch-up after having been gone from the newsroom for a week. There are a number of good reads I want you to know about. Check out this story from USA Today about how teenagers are changing their senior year of high school. This is something that interests me, and I hope it interests ...

March 02, 2010

Draft Standards for K-12 Coming Out Next Week, Official Says

The long-awaited, much-anticipated draft of grade-by-grade common standards for K-12 education will be coming out for public comment next week, an education official at the National Governors Association said yesterday. The word came during a panel discussion hosted by the nonprofit group Achieve pe...

March 01, 2010

New Report Sees State Progress on College-Career Standards

A new report looks at how states are doing in implementing the so-called "college- and career-readiness agenda."

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