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Feeling the Pinch, Libraries Defend Duties


MySpace Vows to Protect Kids Better


PISA Math and Science Results "Disappointing"

New York City Schools Receives Prestigious Broad Prize

Some might consider making marked reforms to a school district of 1,450 schools and over a million students an unachievable task, but the Broad Foundation believes New York City is doing just that.

Are Scools "Drug-Infested"?

Reaping the Benefits of "Intelligent Classrooms"

State Standards Are Low and Vary Considerably, New Report Says

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting, analyzing and reporting education data in the United States and abroad, recently released the findings of a report, "Mapping 2005 State Proficiency Standards onto the NAEP Scales," that speak to the difficulty in comparing No Child Left Behind test score results across states.

History and Civics Test Scores Improve

Two reports recently released by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the federal government's standard measure of public school achievement, point to improvements in U.S. history and civics test scores among fourth-graders, as well as improved history (but not civics) scores for eight hand 12th graders.