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April 25, 2012

Obama Sends Mixed Signals on Environmental Education

The Obama administration has taken some steps recently to highlight the importance of environmental literacy, but is also proposing budget cuts in this same area.

March 29, 2012

Use Title I Aid to Teach Through the Arts, Advocates Urge

Arts education advocates suggest that Title I is a largely untapped resource for boosting student achievement through the arts.

March 14, 2012

Changes Eyed to Ramp Up NAEP's Influence on Policy, Practice

The governing board for NAEP is exploring changes to expand and make far greater use of the background information collected when NAEP is administered.

March 12, 2012

Duncan to Utah: You Have Control Over Standards

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan writes to Utah schools chief Larry Shumway, asserting the state's control over its academic standards.

March 02, 2012

Debate on Testing Mandate for Science Is Deferred

A measure to retain a federal mandate for science testing did not get its day in committee this week.

February 27, 2012

To Test—or Not to Test—in Science? Lawmakers to Debate Measure

A House Republican is seeking to retain NCLB's requirement for science testing.

February 24, 2012

UPDATED: U.S. Ed Secretary Lambastes S.C. Anti-Common-Core Push

The progress of an anti-common-core bill in South Carolina sparks a public statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

February 23, 2012

Obama Adviser Details STEM Ed. Plans, Draws GOP Skepticism

At a recent hearing, Obama science adviser John Holdren outlined budgetary plans for STEM education, but encountered some skepticism from a leading Republican.

February 17, 2012

Obama Proposes NAEP Cut; Seeks State Pilot for Global Testing

President Obama is proposing to cut the budget for the "nation's report card" by $6 million.

February 10, 2012

NCLB Waivers: Implications for Testing, Standards Implementation

The ten states who have won NCLB waivers outline plans to implement college- and career-ready standards.

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