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  • What's Causing Large Urban Districts To Struggle with Science?

    Students in large urban school districts are lagging behind the nation in their grasp of natural sciences, according to a special report on science education in 17 of America's urban districts. Experts involved in the report placed part of the blame on the lack of any clear or meaningful national science strategy, though several other factors, they acknowledged, contributed to the disparity.

  • National Broadband Map Suggests U.S. Schools Need More and Better Investment in Technology Infrastructure

    "Ensuring high-speed broadband access for all students is a critical national issue and foundational to realizing our education reform and improvement goals." This was the admonition from Douglas Levin, executive director of SETDA, in response to the February release of the National Broadband Map.

  • States Fail at Effective Use of Student Data, DQC Report Asserts

    While states have made exceptional progress in collecting quality longitudinal data on individual students and their educational progress over time, according to a new report, many continue to lag when it comes to applying this data to making policy decisions that positively impact student achievement.