June 2017 Archives

Teachers in three states are teaching their states' new English and math expectations, but they're also holding onto some topics that aren't emphasized in the standards, a study finds.

This fall, five South Carolina high schools will offer an aerospace curriculum to develop the next generation of aviation technology talent in a state where officials say the industry is thriving.

The National Council on Social Studies has added a section about the academic study of religion to its College, Career, and Civic Life framework.

Atlanta will begin training its literacy teachers in an approach with roots in the early 20th century.

Some states will use more than math and English/language arts exams to judge school quality.

New research found that project-based learning can help improve students' academic achievement in low-income communities, but that success is not guaranteed.

The move comes after debates about "bathroom bills" aimed at transgender students have roiled the city and the state of Texas.

Talking about the statues can open up rich conversations for students, but teachers need to be prepared.

Measures that would reward workers and students for skills and accomplishments rather than for the time they spend in class moved in fits and starts through legislatures in seven states in 2016 and 2017.

The Success Academies charter school group is making its early literacy curriculum available for all educators to view.

Oregon is the latest state to consider adding an ethnic studies curriculum.

New York will cut from three to two the number of testing days for elementary and middle school students.

Students need explicit instruction in how to use appositives, dependent clauses, and conjunctions, among other grammatical devices, says the author of a new book on teaching writing.

Secondary science teachers in Florida and Puerto Rico knew no more than the general public about the causes of and the science behind climate change, according to a new study.

A group of testing experts says that opt-out could jeopardize the ability to target educational resources appropriately.

Rep. Tommy Benton has landed in hot water before for introducing resolutions defending Confederate memorials and downplaying the role of slavery in the Civil War.

Teachers are grappling with how to present the recent overhaul in the federal government's stance on environmental issues.

As the nation's top young spellers compete in the National Spelling Bee, a map from Google is a reminder that many of us struggle to spell much simpler words.


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