September 2016 Archives

Michigan is the latest state to consider a law that would retain some students who aren't reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.


Fourth grade math teachers who took content-intensive professional development improved their own general math knowledge, but those gains did not trickle down to students, according to a new federal study.


Learning to sing and play instruments helped the development of auditory processing skills of teenagers in Chicago.


A new curriculum called "Elections and Relationships" includes lessons on hot political topics—and on how to have a respectful conversation.


The website ScienceDebate.org asked the presidential candidates to lay out their views on 20 science-related topics. Here's what Clinton and Trump said on two that affect K-12 education.


Gene Luen Yang, a graphic novelist who writes about identity and cultural differences for young adults and spent nearly two decades as a high school computer science teacher, was among 23 winners of the prestigious award.


The U.S. Census Bureau launched an updated website with free K-12 lesson plans for teaching statistics through geography, history, math, and social studies activities.


The Montana board of education voted to adopt a new set of K-12 science standards, which closely resemble the Next Generation Science Standards that 18 states have adopted.


California's new law requires the state's education department to create a template for an ethnic studies curriculum.


You can now watch our short video explainer about what the common core is ... and what it's not.


A new report shares its vision for lifelong, equitable STEM education in the United States.


With its eight years in the White House rolling to a close, the Obama administration is continuing to beat the drum on improving K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math education—with particular attention to computer science.


Twenty states now require that high school students be allowed to count a computer science course as a math or science credit toward graduation, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.


New Jersey is offering money to schools that want to use the arts to improve academics, parent and student engagement, and school climate and culture.


Fifteen years after the attacks on September 11, most K-12 students have no personal memories of the event.


Anna Dewdney, the author and illustrator of the popular Llama Llama children's books, died on Saturday after a 15-month battle with brain cancer.


A Mexican-American studies textbook proposed for use in Texas schools is being criticized for its characterizations of Mexican workers.


Three-quarters of 12th graders attend schools that offer statistics courses, but less than a quarter of students actually take them, according to a recent analysis of national data.


A Cobb County teacher's lesson on slavery is the latest to draw national attention to the question of how this piece of history should be taught.


A new study of disruptions in Smarter Balanced testing finds that the problems likely caused both dips and gains in scores.


When students explain incorrect thinking they could very well be cementing their own misunderstandings, according to a recent literature review.


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