February 2017 Archives

There's now a classroom-friendly version of the sci-fi thriller novel, which many say is potentially a great STEM teaching tool.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium put out a request for proposal today seeking a partnership to create a test that both measures standards-mastery and can be used for college admissions.

The newest batch of K-12 textbook reviews from nonprofit EdReports.org has some bad news for at least one major publisher.

Rather than teaching students about the underpinnings of American society, civics education in many places has veered into promoting liberal activism, panelists said at a recent American Enterprise Institute event.

Critics said the bill would have allowed teachers to bring in alternative theories about climate change and evolution.

In this Education Week video, a 4th grader describes an approach to essay writing used in many elementary classrooms across the country in which the image of a hamburger serves as a graphic organizer.

A committee comprised primarily of classroom teachers spent six months working to develop the standards, which emphasize hands-on learning.

More students, and more low-income students, are taking AP tests than ever before, the College Board reports.

The National Core Arts Standards were released in 2014.

Intel has sponsored the International Science and Engineering Fair since the late 1990s.

The study by Code.org was based on surveys of students before and after participating in Hour of Code last December.

A new book on the Reading Apprenticeship approach focuses on how schools and districts can implement and expand a reading program for secondary students.

The Republican-led state House Education Committee would only approve the standards after references to the impact of human on global warming were removed.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's sixth annual study on the topic finds a growing share of students support First Amendment rights.

More dystopian novels have appeared on bestseller charts.

The federal government doesn't choose content standards for states.

North Dakota lawmakers fended off an effort to ensure that the state's new standards, and any tests that might be used with them, won't mirror the common core.

A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has put together a lesson that teachers can use to show their students how science, technology, engineering, and math relate to real life.

At Sweetwater High School in National City, Calif., and other schools across the country, the College Board's new AP Computer Science Principles course is generating interest among a large and diverse range of students.


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