THE COMPETITION THAT REALLY MATTERS: India and China Will ‘Race to the Top’ Unless U.S. Focuses on Education Policy, New Report Finds ArticleOctober 15, 2012
Compared to India and China, the United States lacks leadership and direction on education policy, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress and the Center for the Next Generation.
On May 22, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a new $400 million Race to the Top (RTT) program for school districts to create plans for individualized classroom instruction aimed at closing achievement gaps and preparing each student for college and a career.
NATION’S REPORT CARD: Average Eighth-Grade Science Score Increases; Achievement Gaps Narrow, But Large Gaps Remain ArticleMay 14, 2012
The average eighth-grade science score increased from 150 in 2009 to 152 in 2011, according to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in science, also known as the Nation’s Report Card.
HIDDEN HOMELESS: Bureaucratic Red Tape Leaves 715,238 Eligible Homeless Children Without Support in United States, New Alliance Analysis Finds ArticleApril 30, 2012
Approximately 77 percent of students in the United States identified as homeless by the U.S. Department of Education are ineligible for homeless services from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) because of red tape, according to a new analysis by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
NEW PLATFORM FOR LEARNING: Duncan Discusses Role of Technology in Education, Calls It a “Game Changer” ArticleMarch 19, 2012
During a March 8 speech at SXSWedu's second annual conference on innovations in learning in Austin, Texas, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called technology the "new platform for learning."