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February 09, 2012

Think Tank Raises Alarm of Federal Overreach Into Curriculum

In a new white paper, the Pioneer Institute suggests that the U.S. Department of Education may be violating prohibitions against a federally dictated curriculum.

February 07, 2012

Obama Unveils STEM Ed. Plans at White House Science Fair

At a White House science fair today, President Obama announced several new initiatives to improve STEM education.

January 27, 2012

Obama Proposes College-Ready Exit Standards for High School

President Obama proposes a $1 billion Race to the Top challenge for higher education, which would require states to ensure that high school exit standards are appropriate for college entry.

January 26, 2012

GAO: Overlap in STEM Programs, But 'Not Necessarily Duplication'

A new GAO report finds overlap in federal STEM education programs, but suggests they are not necessarily duplicative.

January 11, 2012

School Inspections Eyed as State Strategy in Post-NCLB Era

A new case study suggests that the English system of school inspections could be a model for states to rethink accountability.

January 04, 2012

As Senator, Santorum Waded Into Debate on Teaching Evolution

Back in 2001, Sen. Santorum pushed an amendment on the teaching of evolution that was roundly criticized by educational and scientific organizations.

December 28, 2011

The Most Significant Curriculum Stories of 2011

Common standards, assessments and STEM education dominated the year's curriculum stories.

December 22, 2011

Will NCLB Waivers Reverse Narrowing of the Curriculum?

Some states seeking federal waivers under No Child Left Behind would add assessments in other subjects to make accountability decisions.

December 16, 2011

Budget Deal Restores Literacy Aid, Cuts U.S. History Program

A new budget compromise would restore the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, but abolish or cut some other curriculum-related initiatives.

December 15, 2011

White House Issues Inventory of STEM Education Spending

Did you know that 13 federal agencies are directly engaged with supporting STEM education?

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