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December 07, 2010

PISA: How Top-Scoring Nations Get There

Another report from the OECD, which released PISA results today, describes what top-scoring nations did to produce high levels of achievement among 15-year-olds.

December 07, 2010

PISA Results: U.S. Reaches International Average in Science, Still Below in Math

In reading, U.S. scores were relatively unchanged, keeping American students in the middle of the pack.

December 01, 2010

Get Ready: PISA Is Coming!

Expect lots of analysis, and probably plenty of handwringing, after the international test results are issued next week.

November 24, 2010

Literacy Groups Fear Losing Federal Aid With Earmark Ban

Reading Is Fundamental and the National Writing Project could lose funding under an amendment being pursued by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

November 18, 2010

How Are 12th Graders Doing on NAEP? The Results Are Out

NAEP scores for high school seniors in math and reading show declines since 1992, but modest gains since the last test in 2005.

October 14, 2010

$27 Million in Tech Grants Awarded for Early Math, Literacy

The grants under the federal Ready-to-Learn Television program are focused on the math and literacy skills of young children.

September 28, 2010

Making Common Standards Into Curriculum

Teaching reading across the disciplines is a key challenge of the common standards, argues Core Knowledge Foundation founder E.D. Hirsch Jr.

September 20, 2010

Feds Should Enlarge Role in Adolescent Literacy, Report Says

A new policy brief outlines steps the federal government should take to improve literacy development at the middle and high school levels.

September 16, 2010

Adult-Literacy Caucus Forms in U.S. House

A new bipartisan caucus in the U.S. is focused on improving adult literacy.

September 10, 2010

Friday Roundup: 21st-Century Skills, Reading Programs

A couple of curriculum-related bits for you this morning: • We told you recently that the Partnership for 21st Century Skills was moving in with the Council of Chief State School Officers. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute's Checker Finn weighs in on this in the organization's weekly newsletter....

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