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A majority of states are drafting or have recently finished work on K-12 curriculum frameworks in mathematics and science, a report by the Council of Chief State School Officers says.
After failing in several attempts to negotiate a 3 percent cost-of-living raise with the Rochester, N.H., city council, the local teachers' union decided that it had had enough.
10:30 A.M. The Cleveland Public Theater. Inside a dark, hot studio, instructor Dan Gangloff is leading a group of teenagers through a warm-up.
At a time when some say the steam has gone out of the push for national K-12 standards, a Philadelphia foundation has announced plans to inject $14 million into several projects that emphasize the development of voluntary national standards.
The campus is spectacular to behold. Quality has not been spared, from its modern classroom buildings with 800 computer terminals for 1,000 students, to its state-of-the-art athletic facilities--Olympic-size swimming pool, weight-training and gymnastics rooms, indoor track--complete with full-time coaches and trainers. An elite and well-endowed private college? No, this is Central High School, a predominantly minority school in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Mo.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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