April 22, 2011 02:12 pm
Engineering Solutions to the National Crisis in Literacy: How to Make Good on the Promise of the Common Core State Standards by the Alliance for Excellent Education. This policy brief calls for federal support for state literacy plans aligned to English language arts common core standards to ensure that students, no matter where they live, develop the necessary competencies to graduate from high school ready for college and the modern workplace.
The False Promise of Class-Size Reduction from the Center for American Progress. This report recommends that school systems base decisions about appropriate class size on teacher strengths and students’ needs.
The Case for Being Bold: A New Agenda for Business in Improving STEM Education from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce. This report addresses what needs to be done to strengthen the quality of STEM education in the United States and what kinds of bold leadership will be required on the part of the business community to make it happen.