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.
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February 09, 2012
February 07, 2012
At a White House science fair today, President Obama announced several new initiatives to improve STEM education.
January 27, 2012
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
A new GAO report finds overlap in federal STEM education programs, but suggests they are not necessarily duplicative.
January 11, 2012
A new case study suggests that the English system of school inspections could be a model for states to rethink accountability.
January 04, 2012
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
Common standards, assessments and STEM education dominated the year's curriculum stories.
December 22, 2011
Some states seeking federal waivers under No Child Left Behind would add assessments in other subjects to make accountability decisions.
December 16, 2011
A new budget compromise would restore the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, but abolish or cut some other curriculum-related initiatives.
December 15, 2011
Did you know that 13 federal agencies are directly engaged with supporting STEM education?