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Thomasian, John – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2011
STEM--science, technology, engineering, and mathematics--is critical to and supportive of many education reforms being undertaken today, from adoption of common internationally benchmarked standards to better teacher preparation to enhanced coordination across the entire K-20 education system. In fact, STEM is not a separate reform movement at…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education, STEM Education, Mathematics Education
Machi, Ethel – Heritage Foundation, 2009
From October 21 to 23, 2008, The Heritage Foundation, supported by the McCormick Tribune Foundation, convened leading education and national security experts as well as private-sector representatives to discuss methods for strengthening America's competitiveness by improving its performance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Private Sector, National Security, Elementary Secondary Education
National Assessment Governing Board, 2008
This document sets forth recommendations for the design of a new science assessment. The assessment resulting from this framework will start a new NAEP science trend (i.e., measure of student progress in science) beginning in 2009. This framework represents a unique opportunity to build on previous NAEP science work as well as key developments in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Tests, National Competency Tests, Scoring
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Ingels, Steven J.; Dalton, Ben W.; LoGerfo, Laura – National Center for Education Statistics, 2008
This report describes patterns of continuity and change among spring 2004 high school seniors from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) first follow-up study, spring 1992 seniors from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) second follow-up study, spring 1980 seniors from the High School and Beyond (HS&B)…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Student Characteristics, Course Selection (Students), Mathematics Education
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) House Passes FY 2007 Funding Measure: Education Programs Slated to Receive Additional Funding; (2) President Bush…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Public Education, Educational Finance, Newsletters