Fiction No Longer Dominating Reading Instruction, NAEP Analysis Shows

A researcher says there evidence that the common core has affected 4th and 8th graders in at least one measurable way: It's got them reading more nonfiction.

Gender Gaps Found to Be Wider in Print Than Digital Reading

Girls outperform boys in reading, but the gender gap shrinks when digital texts are used, according to a new analysis by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Lack of Common-Core Ready Materials Challenged California Schools

Finding common core-aligned textbooks is still a challenge for some California schools, even five years after the standards were adopted.

Nebraska Students Create Civics Game

Three girls in Nebraska created an online game aimed at helping their classmates learn more about civics.

Texas Board Rejects Plan to Have Academics Fact-Check Textbooks

The Texas board of education shot down a plan to have a panel of university experts vet textbooks for factual errors before they are adopted.

These Vending Machines Serve Short Stories

A French publisher has designed a vending machine that dispenses short stories. Does it have utility in school settings?

Google Study: Girls Less Confident About Computer Science Abilities Than Boys

Boys are more confident than girls in their ability to learn computer science, and more likely to believe they'll have a job one day in which they'll use the subject, according to new survey results from Google and Gallup.

Teachers Share Views of PARCC and Smarter Balanced Tests

Two new studies of teachers' experiences with the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments reveal a mix bag of criticism and praise.

Most New York City Students Take Arts Classes Before Graduation

A report from the New York state comptroller shows that 95 percent of New York City students took arts classes.

Students Can Practice Math and Science Concepts With New 'Madden' Video Game

This December, in conjunction with Discovery Education and the NFL Players Association, EA Sports will release a special version of "Madden" that aims to teach math and science to 5th through 9th graders.

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