July 2018 Archives

Smarter Balanced has gotten its first approval under the U.S. Department of Education's testing peer-review process.

Edward Clapp, a senior research manager on the Agency by Design initiative at Harvard explains how maker-centered learning can empower young people to shape the world around them.

The state is a stone's throw away from establishing the country's first action civics requirements in secondary schools.

Swing states are experiencing a surge in youth voter registration following the wave of student activism triggered by the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., an analysis of voter-registration data finds.

A lawsuit arguing that the California constitution's right to a basic education includes access to literacy has cleared a major hurdle.

The College Board has reversed course on its plan to eliminate content on pre-colonial Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East from Advanced Placement World History.

Teachers are assigning more nonfiction and teaching vocabulary in context—but they report using fewer grade-level readings in their classes, an expansive new report concludes.

Citizen science has the potential to develop in participants the desire to preserve nature, a new study shows. Scientists say more schools should try it.

Eighth grade science teachers with little to no college coursework in science are less likely to practice inquiry-based science instruction, according to a new study. Is that one reason for a shortage of STEM workers in the United States?

A federal district court dismisses Detroit students' claim that their failure to be taught to read violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution.


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