June 2016 Archives

Massachusetts schools could soon be using new standards for teaching computer science and digital literacy.


The two states are the first in 20 years to add such a requirement.


Computer science education and STEM education would get extra attention and resources under a proposal released by Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.


The curriculum review website EdReports.org released its first round of results for high school math textbooks—and three of the major publishers performed quite poorly.


Amazon is launching a new platform with thousands of free lesson plans, activities, and other instructional materials for teachers.


A recent survey finds that teachers say the common-core standards have led them to focus more on teaching writing than they have in the past, and yet they haven't gotten the proper training to do so.


Albuquerque expands its ethnic studies courses, and Los Angeles reintroduces a committee focused on the subject.


A change to the federal AP/IB program under the Every Student Succeeds Act means states and districts will need to think hard about continuing to cover low-income students' testing fees.


Elementary and middle school math teachers have mixed feelings on the Common Core State Standards, saying both that they set unrealistic expectations and will have long-term benefits, according to the results of a survey.


U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. called on schools to help foster "making"—or hands-on creating, building, and tinkering—by giving students space for that sort of innovation.


Starting in 2017, students in Louisiana schools will learn cursive writing in 3rd grade—and they'll keep getting instruction on it through graduation.


Research by C-SAIL, a new group that's tracking standards implementation and testing, finds that some states are still working to fully implement standards in the classroom, and some have yet to reach that goal.


New Jersey is the first state to have collected comprehensive information on arts education participation.


A Twitter spat illustrates how complicated it can be to determine what scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress really say about student learning.


The study finds that teenagers prefer learning about science through hands-on labs.


Louisiana legislators approved a new set of academic standards to replace the Common Core State Standards—but how much do the new standards really differ?


As maker spaces become increasingly common in K-12 schools, one school librarian argues that the philosophy of making can lead to creative literacy instruction.


The school board for the Portland, Ore., school system recently adopted a resolution saying it would stop using instructional materials that cast doubt on climate change—a move that some national groups have labeled censorship.


New federal data show that black and Latino students are not getting equal access to the high-level math and science classes that are a gateway to college.


Since Arizona added the citizenship-test requirement in 2015, 12 additional states have followed suit. The Joe Foss Institute is hoping to reach all 50 states.


Education Week spoke with Matt Larson, the new president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, about his priorities and what he thinks are some of the biggest issues facing math teachers today.

Michigan is the latest state to consider allowing students to replace foreign language classes with coding classes.


The New York state education department announced it was releasing 75 percent of the multiple-choice items from its 2016 common-core-aligned math and English/language arts tests, up from 50 percent last year.


The drag-and-drop coding apps and tutorials that many K-12 schools use to teach students the beginnings of code may be entertaining, but they don't mimic the work real computer scientists do, argues the CEO of an ed-tech company.


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