October 2016 Archives

A nonprofit in Vermont uses sailing to help schools teach students about STEM.


The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is advocating for caution when it comes to open educational resources.


The National Council of Teachers of English asks writers why they write to mark the 8th National Day on Writing.


California joins a growing number of cities and states hoping to spotlight which students do and do not have access to high-quality arts education.


U.S. Secretary of Education John King said that schools must do more to educate students about their role in a democracy.


Spanning kindergarten through grade 12, the new standards are notably different from the common core in several ways.


The Gallup report commissioned by Google finds that black and Hispanic students are less likely than white students to have computer science classes available at school.


With their new K-12 Computer Science Framework, five national groups hope to offer "a common language for what computer science means."


In these audio clips, the author and retired professor discusses how background knowledge affects reading comprehension, why he thinks the common core's focus on reading complex texts is useless, and what education policymakers can learn from France.


Iowa is among the states considering new social studies standards.


Students in the highest-performing countries for mathematics are less reliant on memorization strategies than their peers in lower performing-countries, according to a new analysis of international assessment data.


The Evergreen State's new standards are based on a national model created the Council for Economic Education.


Students have led the charge for celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in some cities and districts.


In a recent interview, one of the lead writers of the reading standards explained that the decision was about priorities—and that learning to use technology took precedence. But what does the research say?


As part of a special report on ways to support new teachers, the Ed Week video team examined a program for first- and second-year science educators held at San Francisco's hallowed Exploratorium.


Proposed history standards in Tennessee have drawn fire from all directions for excluding Islam and omitting specific facts from the state's history.


The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is publishing reviews, written by teachers, of free and low-cost digital tools that can supplement classroom curricula.


Finland is rolling out a new national curriculum this fall that focuses on multi-disciplinary learning. Education Week sat down with the Finnish Minister of Education to discuss the roll-out, an investment in teacher education, and the upcoming PISA scores.


Education Week is gathering thoughts on how educational technology is being used to teach the Shakespeare classic.

How schools should teach about evolution is still controversial in the Lone Star State.


Keeping low-income, struggling schools up to date with textbooks can give a boost to reading and math performance.


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