March 2017 Archives

The Heartland Institute sent teachers mailers with information that encourages them to teach about alternative explanations for global warming.


A relatively new organization, Open Up Resources, is seeking to build on the appetite for using free, open curricula as an alternative to traditional textbooks.


However, the event drew criticism from those who pointed out the irony of President Trump's budget proposal to slash NASA's education office.


Engineering is getting more attention in classrooms, especially in those states that have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, according to an analysis of national test data.


About one in three teachers nationally are using the free online materials, but which teachers are these and how are they using them?


A team of researchers map out out the curriculum and professional development resources that states are sharing and find that many states have resources in common.


A 2016 Minnesota law requires the creation of American Indian education parent advisory committees in the school district.


A new effort from the folks at EdReports.org seeks to help California districts whittle down their curriculum choices.


School district officials say a change in map projection could foster a less Eurocentric approach to history.


According to new survey results, not much has changed over the last 15 years in how foreign exchange students perceive U.S. high schools.


This is the first time a president has proposed eliminating the arts and humanities endowments, both of which support educational activities.


A recent blog post revives the debate over whether teachers should assign all students in a class to read the same book.


This year marks the 30th annual celebration of Pi Day, which was founded by a physicist at the Exploratorium.


New research findings give unexpected insights into the development of the online conversation about the Common Core State Standards.


A recent Wall Street Journal piece about school librarians and children's literature received backlash online for featuring only white males in their 30s.


When parents of high schoolers are given guidance on how to talk about the importance of science and math, their children are more likely to score well on a STEM standardized test and, years later, pursue a STEM career, a study finds.


The Every Student Succeeds Act opened the doors for states to revamp their accountability systems and include new indicators of school quality.


Ken Krehbiel, who has been serving as acting executive director for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics since October 2016, has been selected as the organization's new executive director.


A new website geared toward school administrators rates instructional programs for K-12 reading and math based on the effectiveness criteria laid out in the new federal education law.


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