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Entrepreneurial Education Laws in the States MS Word PDF - One of the great historical drivers of this nation's economic success is the entrepreneurial spirit of its people. States have sought to harness and nurture entrepreneurship in many ways, including in their public school and higher education systems. One tool states have used is enacting legislation addressing entrepreneurship, and this ECS StateNote examines such legislation in 18 states. (Kyle Zinth, Education Commission of the States, February 2007)...

Foreign Language Requirements for High School Graduation MS Word - Multistate compilations of state education policies that require high school students to have successfully completed coursework in a foreign language to be eligible to graduate from high school. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, September 2002)...

Geography/World History Course Requirements for High School Graduation MS Word PDF - This report provides a compilation of the high school graduation requirements for geography and world history in all 50 states. Preparation of this report was made possible by The Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding, Inc. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, August 2002)...

State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks for Foreign Languages MS Word PDF - This document provides Web links to the specific standards and curriculum frameworks established in each state for foreign-language courses. Some states distinguish between content standards and performance standards, so links to both are listed. Grade levels for the standards are indicated. This document was created with financial support from the Longview Foundation for Education. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, September 2002)...

State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks for World History/Geography MS Word PDF - This document provides Web links to the specific standards established in each state for world history and geography courses. Some states distinguish between content standards and performance standards, so links to both are listed. Grade levels for the standards are indicated. This document was created with financial support from the Longview Foundation for Education. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, September 2002) ...

Shape of the Nation Report 2010 - Children need 60 minutes of daily physical activity but only 5 states require physical education for children in every grade. Just three states require that kids get at least 150 minutes of physical education every week in elementary school. Daily recess is only required in nine states. Keeping tabs on all of this is the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Heart Association. The key finding in the report: The majority of states mandate physical education throughout all grade levels, but most do not require a specific amount of instructional time and about half allow exemptions, waivers and/or substitutions. (National Association for Sport and Physical Education, June 2010)...

Economic and Personal Finance Education In Our Nation’s Schools in 2007: A Report Card - This report examines progress of economic and personal finance education via detailed state-by-state “snapshots” of requirements. The report finds that states haven't made enough progress on their commitment to offer or require economic and finance education in our nation's schools. Consequently, the majority of students aren't receiving the essential real-life economic skills they need to become knowledgeable consumers, prudent savers and investors, and productive members of the workforce. (National Council on Economic Education, June 2007) ...

Survey of the States: Economic and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation's Schools in 2007 - This report finds that progress continues to be made in the teaching of economics and personal finance in U.S. schools. However, it also argues that more work is needed to place greater emphasis on these subjects; require separate, stand-alone courses in these subjects as part of high school graduation requirements; and test student knowledge levels. (National Council on Economic Education, 2007)...

Survey of the States: Economic and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation’s Schools in 2004 - Financial literacy is an essential skill and the challenge of teaching it is being met in different ways in different states. The fourth biennial survey on the state of economic and personal finance education, this report finds that slow but steady progress continues to be made in getting states to recognize the importance of economic and personal finance education, and identifies two remaining key challenges: encouraging (1) states to be more rigorous in setting requirements for both student graduation and teacher certification and (2) the federal government to be supportive of economic and personal finance education in creating a true "ownership society." The report also provides 50-state information on economics and personal finance education requirements. (National Council on Economic Education, March 2005)...

Survey of the States: Economic and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation's Schools in 2002 - The third in a series of biennial surveys, this report indicates which states (1) have standards that include economics or personal finance; (2) require economics or personal finance standards to be implemented; (3) require schools to offer an economics or personal finance course; (4) require students to complete an economics or personal finance course; and (5) administer mandatory assessments in economics or personal finance. According to the survey results, as of fall 2002, coursework in economics was a graduation requirement in 14 states and coursework in personal finance was required in four states. (National Council on Economic Education, April 2003)...


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