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.
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April 25, 2012
March 29, 2012
Arts education advocates suggest that Title I is a largely untapped resource for boosting student achievement through the arts.
March 14, 2012
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
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
A measure to retain a federal mandate for science testing did not get its day in committee this week.
February 27, 2012
A House Republican is seeking to retain NCLB's requirement for science testing.
February 24, 2012
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
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
President Obama is proposing to cut the budget for the "nation's report card" by $6 million.
February 10, 2012
The ten states who have won NCLB waivers outline plans to implement college- and career-ready standards.