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5/22/2012

5/22/2012

Arizona education officials are floating the first draft of a new set of science standards, and the public has until June 1 to comment.

5/22/2012

Minnesota parents and educators will soon see the results of a whole new yardstick for measuring schools that gives state tests new meaning and the state's schools new labels.

5/22/2012

In his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, Richard Hofstadter characterized writing on education in the United States as a literature of acid criticism and bitter complaint….

5/18/2012

5/18/2012

Pearson announced that the field test for the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA), a nationally available, performance-based assessment measuring the effectiveness of teacher candidates seeking initial licenses, is under way.

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

Higher levels of education in the U.S. correlate with longer life expectancy and less obesity, according to the government’s annual health report.

5/17/2012

The increasing role of standardized testing in U.S. classrooms is triggering pockets of rebellion across the country from school officials, teachers and parents who say the system is stifling teaching and learning.

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the education reform bill into law during a formal ceremony.

5/16/2012

Daily operations and classroom lessons will not feel different to students returning to Massachusetts schools this fall when the No Child Left Behind waiver goes into effect.

5/16/2012

After conceding that poor communication with teachers could have contributed to an unprecedented drop in writing scores statewide, the Florida state Board of Education voted to lower the passing mark for the test.

5/14/2012

5/14/2012

The typical school day won’t be much different next year from the way it was this year for most of Iowa’s K-12 students and their families, despite the education reform package passed by the Legislature last week.

5/14/2012

New Jersey education officials say they will no longer use a standardized test question that asked third-graders to reveal a secret and write about why it was difficult to keep.

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

Parents would get clearer information about the quality of schools under a change state officials are making to revamp the school report card system.

5/11/2012

Despite years of educators' complaints that reading and math are crowding out other school subjects, new findings from the federal government show that USA middle-schoolers' basic knowledge of science is improving — at least a bit.

5/10/2012

5/10/2012

The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the final version of the method it will use to evaluate the Tuscaloosa City School System’s superintendent.

5/9/2012

5/9/2012

The first time Jon Brumley was asked to serve on what became known as the Perot Committee, charged with overhauling Texas education in 1983, the Fort Worth oilman had to say no.

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