September 2015 Archives

Los Angeles Unified's school board said arts education is as important writing and math, but many students still don't get any art in school.


A program at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in which trained high school and college students lead demonstrations and hands-on activities about flight is expanding and going online.


As the National Endowment for the Arts marks its 50th anniversary, its education director talks about equity and funding the arts.


A middle school teacher describes an internal struggle that many English/language arts instructors will find relatable: Should she devote class time to free-choice silent reading, unattached to other classroom work?


The stories of remarkable people who spoke up for human rights invigorate classrooms, according to educators.


New, eagerly awaited guidance from the U.S. Department of Education says states will have to undergo review of their standards and tests within four to eight months.


A group of researchers find that enthusiastic adoption of STEM programs for underserved students in two cities dissolved over time and did not result in significant academic gains.


Texas defied common wisdom by ratcheting up math standards and producing the same or better performance on state tests.


A father posted a photo on Facebook of a bank check made out to his local elementary school using what he called "common-core numbers."


The early-reader books are "shockingly dated, racist, and problematic," according to the blogger who uncovered the story after a teacher training.


A new coalition is promoting year-round constitutional literacy and civics education.


Test results aren't yet final, because they don't include all groups of students, or the results of tests taken with paper and pencil.


Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce a plan requiring all New York City schools to offer computer science classes within a 10-year deadline.


Do the new Nebraska math standards look like the common core? In some ways, yes, and in others, no.


Arts educators and advocates around the country are using the anniversary as an opportunity to celebrate arts in schools—and to call for more investment in such programs.


At a recent STEM education event, panelists discussed efforts to improve science, technology, engineering, and math instruction in the United States.


Illinois students are now required to take a civics course in order to graduate high school.


Intel will end its sponsorship of the Science Talent Search, one of the world's most prominent competitions for showcasing student "STEM" talent.


The consortium's governing board says it can't disclose cut scores, or what portion of students performed at each level of the test, until states finalize their test data.


A recent study found a positive relationship between switching to a shorter school week and the percentage of students scoring at the proficient or advanced levels on math tests.


Courses will focus on college admissions, essay writing, sports management, arts criticism, and other topics.


Librarians and STEM teachers in New Hampshire are working together to co-plan lessons.


The state's new TranspARTation program is one of a growing number of efforts that offer grants to teachers to support field trips to cultural events.


Participation rates for Advanced Placement science exams—specifically physics and computer science—have risen sharply over the last year, according to new data from the College Board.


The state nominated 19 schools for Blue Ribbons, but 11 were disqualified because they fell short of the federal government's 95 percent test-participation rule.


Disruptions to online tests in North Dakota, Montana and Nevada have prompted the consortium to seek an official review of the states' test scores.


A new report looks at whether individual classroom assignments meet the common-core criteria for literacy and finds that alignment, for the most part, is lacking.


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