In a recent speech to social studies educators, Secretary Duncan explored the tension between "real accountability" and promoting a "well-rounded" education.
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December 15, 2011
November 23, 2011
The National Science Foundation recently awarded seven grants to 'transform' science learning, with another batch planned for next year.
November 18, 2011
USAID and its partners are committing more than $20 million for the international literacy effort.
November 16, 2011
States seeking a slice of $200 million in Race to the Top aid must develop plans for improving STEM education.
November 15, 2011
Most states have made gains in testing students with disabilities and ELLs on NAEP, but many still fall short of federal inclusion targets.
November 10, 2011
Five of the applicants for a federal i3 grant identified STEM education as the "absolute priority."
November 04, 2011
A House subcommittee heard testimony from several witnesses about the transition to a career in STEM teaching.
November 03, 2011
More than 150 STEM education proposals are seeking a slice of federal aid in the second round of the federal Investing in Innovation program.
October 14, 2011
The new awards program recognizes teachers who excel in teaching environmental education and use it as a context for broader learning.
October 13, 2011
Three of those intending to seek waivers from No Child Left Behind have not adopted common standards or signed up to work on common tests, two key areas of judgment in the waiver process.