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September 25, 2012

U.S. Grant for STEM Ed. Targets Baltimore Elementary Schools

The NSF is awarding $7.4 million for a project to promote improved STEM education in nine Baltimore elementary schools.

August 21, 2012

New Grants to Fuel STEM Learning in Washington State

The private grants in Washington state will support a variety of initiatives to improve STEM learning.

August 17, 2012

NSF Promotes Climate-Change Education With New Grants

Climate-change education in schools and communities is getting a boost from a new set of grants from the National Science Foundation.

June 19, 2012

Teachers Union Unveils Instructional-Resources Website

We've written in this blog and in EdWeek about teachers' often frustrating search for instructional materials that reflect the common standards. There is more and more stuff out there, of course, but finding it and figuring out how good it is are big challenges. In that light, it's interesting to no...

May 09, 2012

Project Aims to Revamp Teacher Prep in Line With Common Core

A group of universities, community colleges, and school districts have just announced plans to work together to revamp secondary math teacher preparation to better align with the common standards.

April 19, 2012

Call to States: Revolutionize Teacher and Principal Preparation

The head of the chief state school officers' group calls on states to revamp their teacher and principal preparation to match the demands of the common standards.

April 11, 2012

Publisher Addresses Common-Core 'Alignment' Issue

The chief of Pearson's K-12 work reflects on common-core-aligned materials and other issues.

March 23, 2012

Study Finds Middle School Science Instruction Lacking in Calif.

Only about 14 percent of middle school teachers surveyed use a pattern of instruction that regularly engages students in the "practices of science."

March 21, 2012

Grant to Help Texas School System Become a 'STEM District'

The commitment of up to $4.8 million over four years is intended to help the Lancaster district become a model in the state.

March 09, 2012

Teacher Survey Highlights Cuts to the Arts, Foreign Languages

About 22 percent of teachers say arts and music programs have been cut over the past year, a new survey shows.

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